Back in 2018 I found my summer album with Once More With Feeling, in 2020 I've got my quarantine track with 'Shinjuku'.
I was more than a little curious how Prey Drive could top the epic effort that was their debut album Once More With Feeling. But silly me had nothing to worry about since the four lads from Norwich, United Kingdom, have everything under control with their new single 'Shinjuku'.
'Shinjuku' starts with this sense of urgency, like it's trying hard to get your attention, so you'll hear its message, then it mellows out. While the musical side of 'Shinjuku' feels like a bit of a downer, it's the lyrics that are truely uplifting, even if some times they don't sound like it.
Prey Drive were awarded extra points (not that they needed them), for taking a line from one of my favourite movies and making it the main focus of the chorus, "can't rain all the time" is of course taken from The Crow, with the band explaining they "took this as a metaphor for meaning no matter how much shit life throws at you, there will be some light at the end of it. I thought this was a hopeful and optimistic look on life and a good message to not give up".
Truer words have never been said, thank you Prey Drive for 'Shinjuku'.
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