The Cold War Kids’ sound has always been dripping with Americana and nostalgia in a new age of sonic entertainment. “What You Say” isn’t really all that different in design, but boy! does it hit up the revs on the meter.
Motivational narratives are always welcome in the alt-rock genre and with a noise that slams and develops as it grows through the minutes of its existence, “What You Say” takes you for a high octane drive through American romance boosted with a v12 engine and a need to drive off the roof of a building.
It’s a high octane pumping track that is just as wild as it enjoyable.
What starts innocently as an electro-pop ballad, quickly burns up into a chaotic bonfire of emotions.
King Princess has always been good at articulating emotional situations in relationships and the dating scene in general. What “House Burn Down” does is no different, in that it portrays a cursed relationship, but this time, it’s thrown onto a pyre of alt-rock sounds, electro-morphed emotions, and smoking guitar riffs.
Welcome to the downfall of a relationship, to the sound of a forest fire burning down the countryside. This truly descriptive sound makes for a uniquely King Princess experience