Collide With The Sky by Pierce The Veil
May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep Tonight
Match Into Water
King For A Day ft. Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens
Bulls In The Bronx
Props & Mayhem
Tangled In The Great Escape ft. Jason Butler of Letlive
I'm Low On Gas and You Need A Jacket
The First Punch
One Hundred Sleepless Nights
Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears
Hold On Till May ft. Lindsey Stamey of Oh No Fiasco
"The theme to the album artwork is 'jumping off of the ground that is breaking beneath you. The idea is to inspire hope amongst the chaos that may be happening around you.' If the ground was breaking beneath your feet, your first reaction may be to run and jump to safety, and it's that moment where you are suspended in the air that I am focusing on. A still frame where you're not sure if the person is falling or flying. It's about freeing yourself from the things that are breaking or falling apart in your life, and inspiring a sense of hope from the desperation."
-Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Vic Fuentes
As far as the songs go, there are some meanings worth noting. "Match Into Water" brings about some debate on the true meaning. When I first heard it, my thought was immediate that the meaning of the song was about a boy who's girlfriend self-harms and is suicidal. However, upon asking, lead vocalist Vic Fuentes states that the song was a tribute to his ex-girlfriend who was struggling and just recovered from breast cancer. He says that it was his way of showing how proud he is of her.
The band has energy, and watching live recordings, especially from Warped Tour, are pretty amazing. You should have heard my dad and his rather rude jokes about PTV until I finally played him the music. Now he has been put in his place, though that does not stop him from calling Pierce the Veil: Pierce the Nose and Drink the Beer.
My favourite songs on this album are probably "Match Into Water," "Hell Above," "King For A Day," and "The First Punch." A great song, if you want one from a different album, would be "Caraphernalia," which also has a great YouTube video.
This album is creative, fun, and totally worth listening to!
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.