“From 2 to 3” from Peach Pit – Trinitonian

The Canadian group’s new release is made up of easy-listening alternative pop tracks

Peach Pit’s music seamlessly combines satisfying instrumental sounds with mostly dark, drug-infused narrative lyrics. The alternative indie-pop band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is fairly new, the quartet having formed in 2016. The main players are Neil Smith on vocals and guitar, Chris Vanderkooy on guitar, Peter Wilton on bass and Mikey Pascuzzi on drums.

The band’s latest release is their 11-song album, “From 2 to 3”, which is just over 35 minutes long. Best described as sad pop incorporating surf-rock sounds, Peach Pit is one of my favorites because the band creates songs with anecdotal lyrics that take you through gripping and mostly depressing stories about love and life.

“Alrighty Aphrodite” from 2018’s “Being So Normal” album is Peach Pit’s top song on Spotify. It was released as a single on September 12, 2017, and appeared on Billboard’s Canada Rock chart for 15 weeks, peaking at number 37. For the most part, the band incorporates soft, mellow lyrics with more upbeat, beachy instrumentation.

With 3,022,817 monthly listeners on Spotify, the band imaginatively describes their own music as “chewed bubblegum pop”. “From 2 to 3” was released on March 4 under a label with RCA Records. The band’s bio page on Spotify gives an idea of ​​what it’s like to listen to their music, stating that “Peach Pit’s songs feel like a close friend is telling you a story”.

Opening their new album is the song “Up Granville”, which includes many drug references and is about someone who is unhappy with the company they keep and their life in general. The lyrics of this song are a little underwhelming in that way, but they contrast ironically with the boppy instrumental sounds.

The third track on the album is called “Lips Like Yours” and has the vocals which on this song are much more upbeat compared to “Up Granville”. They deliver a common anecdote on the path traveled by love. First, the speaker wonders if the person he is addressing is going to join him on the path to relationship and love with the words “It’s like that, darling / Can’t you not over there?” The lyrics then turn into a warning about the dangers of love with the lines “Pass through love’s shadow / fuck you / and leave you there, hanging to dry.”

However, the lyrics of the repeated chorus basically say that once you’ve given in to love and all that comes with it, there will eventually be a fork in the road where you’ll have to decide whether to leave for something else. thing or stay forever. “Lips Like Yours” is a tale about the two sides of love and relationships, where it could be like the last relationship, which eventually ends, or it could be the one that lasts a lifetime.

The album’s fourth track, “Pepsi on the House”, opens with a more intense hard rock/surf rock instrumental intro. When the lyrics “As light slips in over your face there” are sung, most of the background instrumentals stop, dramatizing these lyrics in a climax. It seems to me, especially with the lines “Hold my baby like you / When you turn me on / It’s the height of pleasure”, as if the song described the speaker’s fantasies of being with someone more younger than them, apart from their present situation. love relationship. Especially with the lines, “Holding my baby like you / When you turn me on / It’s the height of pleasure.”

My favorite song on the album is the sixth track, “Everything About You”. The song begins slower than most of the other songs on the album and focuses more on lyrics and vocals, with limited instrumentals. I really like this song because of the satisfying, edgy melody during the lyrics “I love all about you / Heaven is there if you want it.” It almost gives a comforting sound, similar to what butterflies might feel in your stomach. Lyrically and sound-wise, it’s definitely one of the sweetest songs on the album (lyrically and sound-wise).

Overall, Peach Pit’s “From 2 to 3” is a good album to listen to if you like alternative/indie pop music or want to try something new. I will say that the amount of drug references can sometimes be gritty and over the top, but I think it also goes with the vibe of the music that Peach Pit produces.

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