We Are… by My Girl Friday (Self-released EP)
My Girl Friday is a up-and-coming pop/punk band from Arizona whose infectious songs and energetic live performances are beginning to gain them a good deal of notice outside of the scorching desert oasis. The band recently played at the Warped Tour in their Phoenix hometown, and undoubtedly heated up the already stifling weather with their super cool set. The collective’s latest EP is entitled We Are… – seven songs of pop rock anthems that you’ll want to listen to time and again. Fans of All Time Low and A Change Of Pace are destined to meet their new favorite band when encountering what My Girl Friday has to offer.
First up on the disc is All The Girls, featuring a great big chorus that should have audiences rambunctiously singing along. I Like possesses the stuff that hit songs are made of – an impressive tune that would be outstanding to hear on the radio airwaves.
She’s Everything continues to show the band’s wonderful knack of writing the perfect pop song. Can’t Stop Loving You is an effective mid-tempo ballad revealing a keen diversity within the band’s sound. Then the party kicks back into rockin’ high gear with the steamy yet playful Hotel Room Queen.
I Don’t Want To Wait is a slab of Goo Goo Dolls-like perfection while closing title track We Are ends the party on a gloriously striking note. There isn’t a clunker in the bunch – just a short collection of tunes you’ll want to jam in your car while speeding on the highway or play at full volume during your next big gathering of good friends.
We Are… by My Girl Friday is the perfect soundtrack to summer – or any time of the year for that matter – created by an exceptional group of musicians. Justin Godsey is the classic, highly charismatic front man, delivering the vocals with a strong sense of enthusiasm and conviction. Dueling guitarists Logan Thayer and Tyler Horton supply a dynamic wall of sound while Ryan Steele on bass and Josh Hollister on drums make for a highly accomplished rhythm section. Dan Parker from A Change Of Pace recorded all the songs on We Are… with skilled precision. Expect My Girl Friday to generate a good deal of label interest with this one – in the meantime, check out what this talented band has to offer and catch up with a rising star…
(Review by Kenneth Morton)
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