Head to the replies to read a review of Go Radio’s debut EP “Do Overs And Second Chances”.
In their Fearless Records debut, Go Radio release Do Overs And Second Chances, a solid pop-rock album that’s more than reminiscent of Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics, which is certainly not a bad thing. The EP starts off immediately with an infectious guitar riff and strong drums in “When Dreaming Gets Drastic,” but we don’t get a full sense of what Go Radio is all about until Jason’s vocals kick in, and that’s a treat no one should miss out on.
“How does it feel to be the name that’s on the page // To know that you’ve joined the ranks of all the people I hate // And how does it feel to be the one that’s center stage” is the way “Thanks For Nothing” starts off, and it is undoubtedly the most personal song on the album and, with lyrics charged like those, it can only be assumed to be a little tribute to Mayday Parade. But Jason didn’t stop there, throwing in the lyric, “I’m tying nooses and you know this ones for you.”
“Letters And Love Notes” keeps up the pace with vocals that pop and drums to tap your feet to. Unfortunately, “It’s Not A Trap, I Promise” is the single song on the EP that falls short of a lasting impression with its introduction that seems out of place with the latter three-fourths of the song.
“In Our Final Hour” and “You Hold Your Breath, I’ll Hold My Liquor” are the ideal pop-rock songs on the EP with guitar parts you’ll want to search the tabs for and vocals solidify Jason’s vocals as some of the most unique in the scene.
Do Overs And Second Chances ends with the ballad “Goodnight Moon,” which is a dead ringer for Mayday’s “Miserable At Best,” and it does not disappoint. Lancaster proclaims “I’ve been trying way to long to try and be a perfect song // When our hearts are heavy burdens // We shouldn’t have to bare alone”. “Goodnight Moon” is the bright spot of the EP with the perfect showcasing of Jason Lancaster’s musical abilities from piano to lyrics to vocals, and if anything, is the reason for giving this EP a chance.
Sometimes when a core member leaves a band and creates a new project, things go terribly wrong. Sometimes when a band continues on without their songwriter their fans are content with the results. The first statement is certainly not the circumstance for Jason Lancaster’s project, Go Radio, but the latter is indeed true of Mayday Parade.