Someone (George Bernard Shaw) once said that “Youth Is Wasted On The Young.” The new, soaring Metropolis America anthem “A Burden Of Our Youth” is wasted on no one.
Like “Smells like Teen Spirit” before it, this call to arms for disenchanted youth is packed with desperation, pain, beauty and ultimately hope. Inspired by the restless spirit of DIY college rock like REM and early new wave bands like Psychedelic Furs and Human League, Philadelphia's Metropolis America tell the story of what it's like to be young, broke and frustrated in America today.
“A Burden Of Our Youth” kicks off a deeply personal trilogy of tracks and accompanying videos that Metropolis America will release exclusively online in the next few months.
“A Burden Of Our Youth” will be released before Memorial Day then followed by the hook-laden “Bittersweet” around July 4. The final track, the epic “A Stolen Heart In A Stolen Car,” will be available just before Labor Day. All three cuts are pure examples of what the band describes as “cold pop”, a 21st Century take on the sound and sentiment from the "cold-war era" in the United States that speaks to young adults then and now.
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