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Review: All Time Low's 'Fake as Hell' is too real

It's been real, and so is this song

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” That is a saying that many know well. It is hard to put into words how exhausting giving someone way too many chances is. That is until this single came out. 

Musical Overview 

This is the definition of pop punk. The hefty guitars sprinkled in the chorus along with the happy-ish pop vocals put a flare that is impossible to remove from the brain. The featured artist, Avril Lavigne, is an asset to this track as she provides a contrast in tone. It is a match made in heaven Gaskarth and Lavigne’s vocals. 

That being said, this song does not steer from their established formula. There is no break to show off any impressive instrumental chops. What might improve the song is some sort of instrumental solo in between verses. Having that would break up the monotony of the same chord progressions. 

Lyrical Overview 

The lyrics are so simple yet so powerful. “Feel like a kite in a hurricane, so cut the string and let me fly away.” It is rather easy to understand what the narrator is trying to say, but in instances like this it is the best way to go. This song seemingly does not want to be too complicated, so having lyrics like this are ideal for a catchy pop punk anthem, 

Overview 

This song is an 8/10

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