Editor’s note: This semester Cardinal & Cream will run a weekly album review series called Now Spinning. This week’s Now Spinning features Nashville’s own Better Off and their freshman release “(I think) I’m Leaving.”
“(I Think) I’m Leaving” is an eclectic mix of songs, despite the stigma of the genre to be routine and almost uniform in sound. Better Off’s freshman effort flows between subtle and aggressive, ambient and concrete, youthful and mature without ever missing a beat or feeling conflicted.
However, there is still something distinctly fresh about Better Off’s sound. They have the unique talent of taking the traditional and sometimes stale pop-punk formula and turning it into something new and creative.
The group takes the angst that is standard with their brand of music and turns it into something that feels less like high school and more like adulthood, while still evoking memories of our favorites from the previous generation.
For fans of: Brand New, Balance and Composure
“(I Think) I’m Leaving” is available for streaming on Spotify and available for purchase in the iTunes Store.
You can follow Better Off on Twitter and Instagram by searching for @bttroff.
Featured image: Submitted photo by Chad Barela