Mondays usually suck. Let’s face it – with the sudden absence of freedom in our schedule, Monday is the day when we return to our tedious 9 to 5’s of school, work and hustle n’ bustle. However, to those who’ve taken a liking to Boston, Massachusetts’ own Transit, the beginning of the week won’t feel so bleak after all.
The pop-punk quintet dropped a huge care package of announcements for its devoted fanbase. Firstly, the band officially announced that they will be releasing their upcoming album Young New England on Rise Records on April 2nd, 2013. The band also stated that they’ll be going on a full US headlining tour with support from Seahaven and Young Statues.
And finally, the act also released their first single from the new record entitled “Nothing Lasts Forever.” The new song fully encompasses everything that Transit proved with their previous record Listen & Forgive: that they are able to create progressive, much better than the average pop-punk type music.
As a first single off the record, I can imagine that “Nothing Lasts Forever” is a perfect choice for the band to start out with. Lyrically, the song is sound. The lyrical themes follow a similar pattern to those found on Listen & Forgive, where appreciating what you have before it’s gone is of vital importance.
However, it’s the specific lyrical direction that vocalist Joe Boynton takes the song in that’s appreciated the most, as he sings, “I thought I had blocked out December, until I heard the news. I thought I left you inside of the glove box, next to the things I never use.”
From a musical perspective, there isn’t too much out of the ordinary either. Leading out of the chorus, there’s an excellently calming lead from guitarist Torre Cioffi, but overall, I can’t really say the music sticks out as a progression from Listen & Forgive. But hey, it’s better than moving backwards, right?
Other than that, there really isn’t much to say about the new track from Transit. It does a sufficient job of helping to move the band away from the pop-punk scene that they were starting to morph into, which is the biggest compliment I can give the song.
For now, I can only pray that the song is a sign that the band will continue to do big things with their ever-evolving sound.