The Bottom Line’s New EP ‘I Still Hate You’ follows their retro pop punk trend with an upbeat sound that ironically complements their disheartening lyrics. With verses like “So many ways to say I love you, but I still hate you” they fully encompass the feelings of teenage angst. Their first full album was released in 2012 with some singles and a cover album coming out since then. This EP, filled with original work, is a positive step to broadening their audience.
The band’s music is moving towards an edgy sound with heavier intros in songs like ‘Pull Me Out’ while still bouncing back with an upbeat track as the song continues. ‘A Little Much’ includes an impressive guitar solo between the often repeated chorus to give it a much needed flare. ‘Insecure’ follows with an enticing balance of guitar and drums throughout the song, highlighting the energetic dynamic between the bandmates.
They end their EP on a soft note with ‘When I Come Around,’ incorporating an unexpected acoustic guitar into the mix. This release is reminiscent of earlier artists like Bowling for Soup, especially the song ‘I Still Hate You’ which has an infectious, repetitive beat as the back drop. This EP is a lively and exciting track that any pop punk enthusiast should put on their playlist.
‘I Still Hate You’ is out now