The Audition is the present day comeback kid, with less triumph than usual. Overlooked by most, their chosen success path hasn’t been all that great. Their signing to Victory Records and eventual release of Controversy Loves Company in 2005 looked promising, but failed to establish anything. Unfortunately, their next three albums also failed to place them somewhat higher on the market. Filled with potential, they seem to seldom gain the hype to sustain any enthusiasm.
That’s not to say they don’t have any luck with album releases and tour announcements. A strong fan base typically follows the band and allows tours and new releases to happen. Also, their departure from Victory Records in 2010 aided in what could soon be their revival. Despite being stuck in a heap of failed attempts and hopeful ambitions, the publicity for their new EP, Chapter II, has turned a few heads.
The band’s new single “You Make Me Sick” is the cause of such ruckus. Their first appearance in the music scene in almost a year has been met with positive review. Definitely a catchy song, this track follows the trend of later albums, but possesses a certain flare. The content of this song is more hateful and angrier, a sort of ode to prior Audition material.
With congenial rhythms and a creative collision of instruments, the melody becomes easy enough to follow and captures the listener’s attention. However, the lyrics essentially steal the show. With statements like “You’re just pathetic, you’re reckless, I hate this,” and “You only get what you want on your knees,” their intent becomes clear, creating an almost smug atmosphere. Although it seems to be just a personal canter about failed relationships, this song possesses the ability to offer a little something to anyone.
For such a long run in this industry, The Audition should have a little more credibility than they seem to be supplied with. They have yet to find their niche, and remain somewhat unknown to most, which contributes to the lack of recognition. With each new album or song release, the likelihood of a “big” hook dwindles as their material is just forgotten. However, it’s about time for people to experience what this band has been constantly contributing. I think “You Make Me Sick” is evidence of good things to come, as this band continues to aim for higher objectives. Armed with a decent track record, let’s watch as this band makes their way closer to the not so far off finish line.