”I Don’t Want Anything to Do With You” adds a nice touch with some female vocals. However, the production feels as if the vocals are never quite in the forefront of the music It feels like the same level as all the other instruments, even when it should be more of a focal point. It makes the instrumental parts stand out less because the dynamics never change. A little more attention to that would help really move with those emotions in the song, but they save it because the music is more energetic by nature.
“When to Shut Up” has a catchy melodic line overall, but that grows tenfold in the chorus. The contrast in the darker tones of the male vocals and the brightness of her vocals really make a beautiful combination! Here’s a link to “When to Shut Up” for some visual reference!
Their next song, “Ambulance,” is executed exceptionally well! The song is different and slightly quirky, but you can’t get it out of your head. The same can be said for their next “Weird Emergency.” The latter starts to create a more personal connection, which in turn, makes the song more memorable for me.
Up next is their futuristic and spaced-out single, “Pretentious Song.” The decision to have this song halfway through the album really breaks up their sound in an interesting way. This song is so different for them, which made me realize it and appreciate it the minute it started to play. “Bring ‘Em On” definitely became a highlight of the album! The ending is crazy energetic, and I just hope to hear this song live!
Pushing its way through the album is “Archaeopteryx” with an incredible guitar intro that sets the stage for a fully instrumental song, which added another versatile attribute for the band. Even though the motif stayed the same, they are able to add something unique each time to build up the song to its fullest potential. This became the most dynamic of all their songs, and the execution of it really stepped up the overall sound of the album.
“Suffragettes and Silhouettes” brings Pity Party Animal to a closing. I love the feeling of family and togetherness that went into this song. It felt wholesome and intimate while keeping their energy high, I definitely didn’t expect this style of ending, but I loved every second of it, and I really became connected to their sound in a whole new way.