“Living in the past never helped me or anyone move forward,” is one powerful line among many off the debut full-length release from this pop-punk quintet. What makes the album such a good listen is the way it packages sadness, so that it is less sad, and more understanding. With easily quotable lyrics and relatable topics, listeners will find solace in knowing that they aren’t alone in how they’re feeling. While a short album—clocking in at just over half an hour—it is one that truly attests to what Real Friends stands for as a band, which makes it worth the listen.
– Victoria Patneaude