With a hit single in “Harlem” and being the opening act for big names like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Sleeper Agent, P!nk, Fall Out Boy and Paramore, it looks like Denmark-bred New Politics is doing everything right. The indie-pop trio even caught the ear of The World Famous KROQ and had the opportunity to debut their new single “Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens)” live on the air. With so much support the song had to be fantastic, right?
“Everywhere I Go” is the perfect anthem for those nights where you could literally give two fucks about what the world thinks of you and lines like, “this one’s for everyone that said I’m nothing/this one’s for my friends that don’t give a fuck” prove that. The track is oozing with angst from beginning to end with humorous and snarky verses telling of hopping fences, partying until the break of dawn, and “being so young and fucking reckless.” It’s the theme song for the young working class (possibly post-grad) individual who is straight up done with putting in hours of hard work and getting paid peanuts only to be ragged on by everyone (mom, dad, lovers, even preachers) to get your shit together.
This song commands attention in every possible way, especially in its music. Loud, prominent drums and cool, distorted guitar riffs bring the angst to life in a quirky, 3OH!3-esque way (in fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up on a tour together). “Everywhere I Go” is a perfect fit for grungy dive bars with pool games running high and alcohol flowing through the blood stream. The energetic nature of this song completely takes over your mindset and you can’t help but want to throw your fists in the air (or maybe a few middle fingers).
I’m not entirely sure what I was supposed to expect from the song, but “Everywhere I Go” certainly has an unpredictable quality to it without being too far off from what they’ve put out on New Politics and A Bad Girl In Harlem. It’s definitely not cookie-cutter indie-pop, but it’s got all the makings of a solid transition into pure dance rock (which they’ve previously described themselves as). However, I’m interested to see how well this song does on the airwaves considering it’s riddled with F-bombs. Let’s just say that it’s better suited for radio stations with more options of music to choose from than local stations.