All Systems Go have released “No One Does Homecoming Like Us” a track that takes me back to the late 90’s/early 2000’s alternative rock with Yellowcard and Green Day. The lyrics voice a change in life, a readiness to move on with a main lyric: “I’m realizing there’s nothing left for me here” exposing the recognition for a need of transformation. Being in the same transformation stage, any age can connect with these lyrics whether that includes graduating high school and moving out, changing careers while in your 20’s or even questioning what’s happening around you in your 30’s. This is a timeless single, a classic pop punk sound.
Gravitating towards the late 90’s/early 2000’s sound, All Systems Go are bringing back and keeping alive the sound some of us grew up listening to. Introducing new lyrics and new meaning to a classic instrumental, the vocals are intertwined to create a crowding effect and they nearly cut one another off. Maybe that was purposefully done to exaggerate the message of the single or I may be reading too far into it, either way, it was a great decision. A lot is happening throughout the song and it was done with such great precision, none of it gets lost.
By: Kaitlin Fritts