YOUNG PARTY - Happy Life ALBUM REVIEW
Steven Blanchette - Vocals/Bass Oliver Kult - Guitar Guillaume Patenaude - Drums
This Montreal pop-punk trio warms my heart with their debut album HAPPY LIFE. The band is highly influenced by pop-punk/ punk rock bands combined with catchy kid-friendly lyrics with fast and fun songs that kids & parents can relate to.
Young Party brings the energy of all of pop-punk sound from the early 2000's (think: blink-182, All Time Low, New Found Glory.) combined with the childish overtones and themes of shows like Pancake Mountain, Sesame Street and The Wiggles. If you don't believe me, check out their latest single "Day At The Zoo." about animals.
With each song clocking in under 2 minutes, and awesome topics about growing up as a toddler. From topics like BATH TIME which talks about well, bath time for a kid to Pizza Friday at school the album rips through some pretty cut-and-clear topics. Tunes like ROAR, Spooky Monsters and Happy Life all talk about make believe and playing pretend, while tunes like Cell n' Broc remind us that broccoli still sucks and Cooler Than Her talks about how awesome grandma's house was/is as a kid. If you're at your wits end trying to put your kid to sleep, try Counting Sheep which clocks in around a minute, so you might have to loop it.
I introduced my daughter to this band (who's 6) and her reaction was priceless. She said that the animals in Day At The Zoo were cute and reminded her of her bath toys, and that the song reminds her of "Daddy Music" since my primary go to is 2000's pop-punk songs. I love the idea behind this band, and hope to see a ton more from these guys in 2019.
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