Ever since Paramore’s latest dropped, it’s been really hard to concentrate on anything else. That is until today when The Total Bettys’ Peach was dropped into my lap. Not as relatable (to me) as After Laughter, but up there. Peach is a pop punk gem from San Francisco laced with lines that don’t fuck with being overtly poetic and deep, but rather are straight to the point. This is some real world meets music stuff right here.
Most times during Peach, I just rode the waves as the music carried me from one song to the next. Case in point, “You’ll Be Sorry” and “Play Along.” The bunch like that were good songs and may very well end up your favorite. For me though, I loved getting invested in the stories behind “Back Against The Wall” and “Stay Here All Night.” Each time listening, I’d dive deeper into the lyrics, painting each line like a scene from a movie I could never pause. Circling back to the relatable notions though, that was present throughout but really relevant when it came to the bookends; “I’ll Fix It” and “Is It Wrong.” One about wanting out but not really knowing how, and the other…one almost everyone who’s ever been in a relationship gone wrong can attest to.
Pop punk in a lyrical sense, but musically you can hear hints of the Pacific Northwest scene from the ’90s. The two marry well and will keep you satisfied. If you’re into Cayetana and Diet Cig then you’ll for sure be into this record by The Total Bettys. Now go ahead and get yourself some Peach, out now.