Singles of the Week 4/25

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 4/25

“Sister Helen” By Johnny Football Hero

What teeters between a pop punk anthem, and a twinkly midwest emo shredder , “Sister Helen” feels like JFH’s best release yet. With strong vocals from lead singer James Mcgill that intersperses vicious drumming from Misha Datskovsky, this song is radio material. The transition from agonizing gang vocals at the minute thirty mark to a moody ballad of fear and contempt, is a powerful moment in the song,as Mcgill laments on insecurities and lost love. With a strong finish and no shortage of great bass as well from Addison Rider, this is a must listen for fans of artists such as Bomb the Music Industry! or Philadelphia favorite Remember Sports. Furthermore, this is the band’s first release with Knuckle Down Records which proves to be an exciting future for the band. “Sister Helen” is out now on all streaming Platforms, so go give it a listen.

“Jerk” By Jojo Reed

“Jerk” is the newest anticipated single from Philadelphia bedroom trio Jojo Reed. As heard from the band, this song is two years in the making and the production and care shows. Led by the melodic vocals of singer songer writer Katie Hannemann, although the song’s lyrics feels similar to those of icons like Alanis Morrisette or modern favorites like Dodie, the guitar from Evan Leifman feel strangely similar to Tom Petty or The Eagles. While the song is clearly a bit of a revenge tune, it also feels incredibly introspective on the part of Hannemann which shows growth and possibly even some wisdom. One other part that stood out to me was the nearly operatic finishing touches, that must come from Xana Smith, the backing vocalist who has a strong vibrato that rounds out the tune in a unique and different way. “Jerk” is a fun listen and is out now on all streaming platforms.

Singles of the Week 4/25

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 4/25

“Sister Helen” By Johnny Football Hero

What teeters between a pop punk anthem, and a twinkly midwest emo shredder , “Sister Helen” feels like JFH’s best release yet. With strong vocals from lead singer James Mcgill that intersperses vicious drumming from Misha Datskovsky, this song is radio material. The transition from agonizing gang vocals at the minute thirty mark to a moody ballad of fear and contempt, is a powerful moment in the song,as Mcgill laments on insecurities and lost love. With a strong finish and no shortage of great bass as well from Addison Rider, this is a must listen for fans of artists such as Bomb the Music Industry! or Philadelphia favorite Remember Sports. Furthermore, this is the band’s first release with Knuckle Down Records which proves to be an exciting future for the band. “Sister Helen” is out now on all streaming Platforms, so go give it a listen.

“Jerk” By Jojo Reed

“Jerk” is the newest anticipated single from Philadelphia bedroom trio Jojo Reed. As heard from the band, this song is two years in the making and the production and care shows. Led by the melodic vocals of singer songer writer Katie Hannemann, although the song’s lyrics feels similar to those of icons like Alanis Morrisette or modern favorites like Dodie, the guitar from Evan Leifman feel strangely similar to Tom Petty or The Eagles. While the song is clearly a bit of a revenge tune, it also feels incredibly introspective on the part of Hannemann which shows growth and possibly even some wisdom. One other part that stood out to me was the nearly operatic finishing touches, that must come from Xana Smith, the backing vocalist who has a strong vibrato that rounds out the tune in a unique and different way. “Jerk” is a fun listen and is out now on all streaming platforms.