New Taking Back Sunday Song
2014-01-14 by mas westman | 47 Comments

Yesterday, Taking Back Sunday announced the release date for their upcoming album, Happiness Is. A video of them performing "Flicker and Fade" live surfaced the internet a few months ago, and is now the first single from the album, set to come out on March 18th. The studio version of "Flicker and Fade" can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ChUnHGRGU

Happiness Is will be the second album by Taking Back Sunday since the group reformed their original lineup. They had this to say on the writing/recording process:

Quote:
"“Every new album comes with two unique adventures. The first is the writing and recording of the album. The second is the release of and reaction to that album. For us the writing and recording was unlike anything we experienced before. We wrote in an insane variety of places over the course of two years. An ancient house in the mountains of West Virginia. A studio in the woods of Fenton, Michigan. A studio in the suburbs of Long Island, New York. We wrote on the road. In tour buses, back stages and hotels around the world. We recorded the album in two separate studios with two different producers. Each environment and producer brought out something unique in us. Throughout the process of writing and recording we went through so much as individuals and as a group. A lot of those experiences made their way onto the record but it's hard to say how or where they showed up. That's all in the past now though and we're about to experience the second adventure. The one where we put all of that out there and see how people react to it. For better or worse the response will be a surprise. The way people will connect to or disconnect from your music is completely unpredictable. Whatever the response, it will shape the next years of our lives and ultimately pave the way for the writing of our next record. We can only wait and see. For now we've got an album we're proud of and we're hoping that means something.”


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ti0n
January 14th 2014

1146 Comments


will they ever fucking grow up im asking myself

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OysterizerInsomniac
January 14th 2014

394 Comments


^ this. So tired of them just trying to re-create Tell All Your Friends with every album, they really ought to change their sound.

skoopy48
January 14th 2014

1308 Comments


This could be much worse, It's pretty catchy and I like it better than most of the songs off their self titled.

DreamAgain
January 14th 2014

217 Comments


I haven't liked any album since tell all your friends but this song is pretty good.

SnakeDelilah
January 14th 2014

3417 Comments


sucks

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Green Baron
January 14th 2014

10954 Comments


it's alright.

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SaintAndrews
January 14th 2014

80 Comments


You guys really think this is them trying to sound like their old work? I don't hear it. If anything I hear them filtering new content through the energy of their old albums. The slow verses are nothing like their older work. The soaring hook gives the feel of the old albums. The ending has the energy of something from Where You Want To Be. At the end of the day, they're fucked. People either want them to mature or sound like their earlier days. I like the song. I actually think it sounds better live.

GringoSuave89
January 14th 2014

943 Comments


meh, not terrible, but just not worth listening to again. A shame, really.

Futures
January 14th 2014

3303 Comments


Pretty enjoyable

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Static
January 14th 2014

1409 Comments


actually pretty good yeh

Cormano
January 14th 2014

920 Comments


my article included the tracklist and pre-order information
neg

Cormano
January 14th 2014

920 Comments


Oysterizer and ti0n are you guys deaf?

Feather
January 14th 2014

592 Comments


uhhh. This sounds like their last boring album.

Cormano
January 14th 2014

920 Comments


not at all, adam sounds fantastic again and the band has gotten a lot tighter, that chorus is as gigantic as those in where you want to be, also what saintandrews said

pmmets07
January 14th 2014

5781 Comments


Couldn't finish it

ThomasTheCure
January 14th 2014

267 Comments


not great. the verses are fucking terrible and the chorus is generic. TBS is pretty done, at this point.

Crymsonblaze
January 14th 2014

7310 Comments


nothing amazing but i liked it

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2014

18570 Comments


Scared to try it

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Crymsonblaze
January 14th 2014

7310 Comments


it's pretty much just an extension of their self-titled so make of that what you will

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2014

18570 Comments


Only because I was really disappointed with their last one...not because I don't like them

Cormano
January 14th 2014

920 Comments


dude listen to it, this is nothing like their last one

Crymsonblaze
January 14th 2014

7310 Comments


yuh huh

Cygnatti
January 14th 2014

19945 Comments


Andcas said he really liked this. Idk if I should believe him or not.

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ABjordanMM
January 14th 2014

1290 Comments


The second half is sweet. First half is meh.

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Cormano
January 14th 2014

920 Comments


well cyg considering he bitched about everything that isnt where you want to be then you should probably believe him, just for this one time

dixoncocks
January 15th 2014

2359 Comments


Its not horrible but the drums hold it back, and the radioepic production comes across as lame. Its like they tried to make a sidewalks esq verse (fastpaced acoustic guitar/snare rolls). Even down to the post production orchestral sections. I mean their guitarist is almost in his 40s and cant come up with anything more creative than some early 2000s rehashed material?

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Iamthe Nightstars
January 15th 2014

2108 Comments


Good song, but sounds overproduced.

tommygun
January 15th 2014

21345 Comments


gotta jam

sailSAway
January 15th 2014

812 Comments


good production doesn't help them at all. song is okay but disappears behind the rest of their song catalog

henryChinaski
January 15th 2014

2455 Comments


Decent.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 15th 2014

7754 Comments


better than anything on s/t

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PorcelainRain
January 15th 2014

245 Comments


Don't really listen to this band anymore. Saw them not too long ago though and they were good. It wasn't the lead singer though, it was the main guy from a band called Underoath.

jdennis31
January 15th 2014

6511 Comments


thought it was going to suck but was pleasantly surprised. sounds like taking back sunday mixed with straylight run trying to sound like modern pop punk.

DirEnRefused
January 15th 2014

1947 Comments


Really disappointed. Song is straight cookie cutter, nothing you haven't seen already.

jdennis31
January 15th 2014

6511 Comments


yuh, but how often do you get something you haven't already seen

PorcelainRain
January 15th 2014

245 Comments


At least every two weeks, but if we are talking about something I've never heard...every three weeks

ClearEyes
January 15th 2014

41 Comments


Band gets lumped in with a very hateable scene of which they aren't really a part. I put these guys and Brand New off to the side from the bands of the emo/post-hardcore ilk that popped up at the turn of the millenium.

Song is solid, Nolan is infusing the sound with bits of Straylight Run. Nothing like TAYF. Not sure why them trying to recapture past glories is a thing on here because nothing they've put out since has sounded raw or aggressive in that way. Pseudo-indie 16 year olds need to get a life and get informed. Band is solid on the whole and top notch for the genre they play in.

Fuck the haters yo.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014

7762 Comments


Well aren't you adorable, with your opinions

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JohnFire
January 15th 2014

166 Comments


Really like this song. You can really tell John Nolan wrote this. I guess this song is better than any off of their self titled.

But jesus christ, Eddie Reyes is getting fatter and fatter, that dude has given up. Not long until he's too fat to hold a guitar because he can't reach it past all that fat.

Cormano
January 15th 2014

920 Comments


he looks the same to me

MuhNamesTyler
January 15th 2014

3001 Comments



"^ this. So tired of them just trying to re-create Tell All Your Friends with every album, they really ought to change their sound."

Lol is this serious

PorcelainRain
January 16th 2014

245 Comments


Pretty sure they've never tried to re-create Tell All Your Friends and that Reyes is the same size considering I saw him face to face a couple months ago.

Crymsonblaze
January 16th 2014

7310 Comments


s'growing on me

chorus has been in my head all day

VicariousIntent
January 16th 2014

1591 Comments


This is actually pretty good if you're not a dick about it. It's a TBS song, yeah, but it's the first one with some actual passion in a long time imo

Libertarian
January 18th 2014

76 Comments


Tell All Your Friends will never be recreated. That album was perfect for the music scene when it released. They've also strayed too far from that sound that it has led their more recent albums to sound absolutely abysmal. These guys were best at making emo music, but they fell off my radar once they tried to go too much to the rock side of music.

Cormano
January 18th 2014

920 Comments


thats pretty cool dude

Hospital
January 20th 2014

1873 Comments


Comeback pls



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