The All-American Rejects – “Kids In the Street”
The All-American Rejects have released another single off their upcoming album Kids In the Street yesterday, March 13, 2012. This time they chose to release the title track. They had previously released the track “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” which we reviewed here .
The song is similar in tone to “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” in that it is darker than previously released music by the group. With two darker singles, it is safe to assume that this album will be significantly different than earlier releases. “Kids In the Street” features complicated drum rhythms inspired by a Garageband loop, dominant synths, and electric guitars. The vocals feel somewhat subdued, but the instrumentation is more than ambitious enough to account for that. The disparity between vocals and instruments can create a level of frustration for the listener, however, although this tension actually adds a lot to the song.
The full album will be released on March 26th of this year. A sample of “Kids In the Street” has been posted below for your convenience.