On May 7th Ronnie Radke introduced the genre of Trapcore to the world (Trapcore: The overwhelming combination of metalcore, hip-hop and electronic sounds). I really wish he hadn’t. Falling In Reverse’s new single “Alone” is experimental and brings a completely new sound to the band. But not in a Bring Me the Horizon, “We can change and still grow as musicians” sort of way. Or even in a “We can change and still sound decent” manner. “Alone” is just a mish mosh of genres and sounds that were never meant to be placed together. I’ll give it to Ronnie that the concept of Trapcore is intriguing, but after listening to this single, I don’t know if I’d be willing to give it another try.
The song itself is a lame attempt to give the fans something new while desperately clinging on to popular culture; however the music video they released along with it just makes them look ridiculous. If the song is not going to be top notch, I at least want to see them headbang or look like the rock stars that they’re supposed to be. What I did get is Ronnie jumping out of a moving Ferrari and a bunch of underdressed girls.
As for the lyrics, I have no idea what the song is actually about. The chorus clearly jabs at not wanting to be alone. Then Ronnie goes into a spiel about wanting to rap and not caring what anyone thinks. Twitter is mentioned somewhere along the line. And then back to not wanting to be alone?
But hey, I learned that Ronnie can rap, and he’s not half bad. Now if only the rapping actually fit in with the song. “Alone” is the first single off of Falling In Reverse’s new album Fashionably Late, to be released June 18th. All I can say is that if they are going to be utilizing more Trapcore, for their own sake and for the sake of their fans, I really do hope they get it right.
Trapcore | Epitaph Records