I suppose that, like movies, worthwhile new music releases come out in patches. We must be in the midst of a good patch right now, because it seems that lately a multitude of good new albums, EPs, and singles are being dropped. The new Like Moths to Flames single “You Won’t Be Missed” falls right along in that cluster.
The song starts off as many songs do in this genre: with just guitar. It takes only a measure before the rest of the band enters, with anger in the words as the opening line is “Don’t speak my name like it belongs in your mouth.” It takes less than thirty seconds before the first mini breakdown happens; everything stops except Chris Roetter, who screams “What makes you better than me” – insert breakdown usuals here. The chorus contains clean vocals and a catchy melody minus the awkward drum fill transition that is oftentimes the result of trying to blend cleans with screams.
If you were a fan of the Sweet Talker EP, I think this song demonstrates a smidgen of improvement. The screams sound more natural and the song seems altogether more tidily arranged. With catchy melodies, good instrumentation, and an all-around good song, Like Moths to Flames is a sign that the good music release patch is still kicking.