That of Yellowcard was a prolific career, which in recent decades has led them to the realization, before their latest album, nine albums. Reached the fame thanks to "Oceans avenue", in the following years have trod the most famous stages of the world and have become an icon of the pop-rock world scene.
Unfortunately, we know that all things, even those beautiful, come to an end.
A few days after confirming the release date of the new material, June 24 it is communicated the band broke through the official Facebook page and, in the same day, it is revealed the title of their new single, "Rest in peace".
This time the group has decided to be supported by Hopeless Records to create an eponymous and the choice is more than apt: given the premises is not difficult to imagine the kind of emotional charge, and expectation, that this record brings and how has a special meaning both for them and for the fans.
"Goodbyes are always difficult, but it is time for Yellowcard of coming to an end. We will be forever grateful to our fans around the world. Please join us for our final lap ... ", these are the words that introduce the" Video Rest in Peace ".
This was followed by photos of the band during the performance and with the fans, to the tune of a text that explains how, despite it's time to turn the page, their separation is taking place in total serenity.
It appears as obvious as the first single was not chosen at random: it seems to have been written with the intent to thank fans for years together musically giving the opportunity to each member of the group to stand out, without exceeding.
Despite the obvious sadness, this is a piece that does not indulge in slow and heartbreaking melodies; it's as if the band was trying to lift the spirits by transmitting energy and charge to those who have always followed them thus nurturing positivity and strength.
No shortage freighted songs of the style that brought the group to success: the power of "Savior's robes" and "Got yours" once again confirm their pop punk connotation, as well as "What Appears" guitar and drums.
The second single, "The Hurt Is Gone", is certainly one with which they have dared more: this fact opens with the instrumental intro of about a minute, but what is surprising is that even the final part of the track has no text .
Yellowcard always liked to experiment and, in this case, they did it by deciding not to accompany the closing of the song with the words which would enable listeners to enjoy two and half minutes of music alone; certainly there was no better time than now to take risks and they seem to be been aware.
Again the centrality of the theme of farewell is indisputable, as in "A place we afire September", but the peak is reached with the last piece "Fields & Fances" .A seven-minute song that starts as a "simple" ballad and evolves into a crescendo of violins and acoustic guitar and then explode in the power of the electric guitar; a song about love, loss, that smells of home and so much yearning as excite anyone.
This record is certainly their most intimate publication since "Oceans avenue", but on the whole is not mushy; for the band was important to thank those who supported them during their career, but also out of the picture making music as they always made, not bow to external pressures and without selling out; We succeeded proposing traces defined by very different styles, but well mixed with each other, and not at all trivial.
The journey of Yellowcard is over, but could not have ended better.