Memphis May Fire have released “Beneath The Skin”, my favorite effort yet from the band. This elevates them to another level in my head, as this great sing along , rib crusher is about empowerment and a generation too blind to see “true beauty is beneath the skin.” The conviction and moral compass of the song is unwavering as the band deliver on a topic of cutting/self-harm and existential crisis, kind of like this is a new Stick to Your Guns “Amber” or something. There’s also a really sweet Glassjaw meets Coheed meets Senses Fail melodic emo kind of radio hook and yet it is also so “owned” that the band make it not “trying so hard” that it tips their hand or kills the song’s otherwise crushing coolness. haha.
You can tell MMF have really been working hard lately, from their STP cover (which grew on me) to this track. The band are putting in the extra effort and I am now definitely a fan.
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