BY LINDSAY NEILSON
New Found Glory are back with a brand-new EP From The Screen to Your Stereo 3. They followed their tradition of covering songs out of their normal genre and twisting it to their pop-punk roots. There is something for everyone in this edition, whether you like Disney, old flics, or even hopped on the bandwagon with loving The Greatest Showman this year, it’s all there.
To start the album off is a cover of “Cups,” which turned the traditional version from Pitch Perfect to a fast paced, pop-punk fueled sound. I thought I wouldn’t like this version because of how much the original version has stuck itself into my head, but I was pleasantly surprised. Next, we get to hear “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman. Fusing the anthem like lyrics with this style of music made the song even more powerful and impactful. At first, though, I did think we were about to get a cover from the Disney original Camp Rock.
The classic 1980s song by Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power of Love,” would help bring back some oldies to this edition that is filled with lots of modern bops. The combination of New Found Glory’s style of music and the 80s synth pop elements is an aspect that I really love about this song, which I think is why it became my favorite track off this release. Following after is “Let it Go,” which is even better when you watch the video. To see these four guys dressed in Frozen costumes really just sold it for me.
Having a song from Shrek in here also just made the package complete. “Accidentally in Love” was probably another one of my favorites off of this release because they successfully made it another version for me to enjoy all over again. To follow after this is the rock infused ballad “A Thousand Years” from Twilight. Having a song like this on the album helps create variation with feeling compared to the rest we have heard so far. To end the album, we have the feisty closing track of “Eye of the Tiger.” They somehow elevated the pumped up feeling I get from the original we hear in the Rocky franchise. To close with this ended the album with a bang.
To accompany this new release the band is starting a thirty-four-stop tour that is traveling across North America. The tour kicks off May 30th in Charleston, South Carolina, with the stacked support of Real Friends, the Early November and Doll Skin. Multiple stops are already selling out so don’t wait too late to get your tickets.
Are you a person that loves setlists and listening to them endlessly before you see the show? Well, we have the playlist just for you. Check it out here.
Tour dates are listed below and tickets can be purchased here
JUN 11 New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
JUN 12 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
JUN 14 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
JUN 15 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
JUN 16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall - LOW TICKETS!
JUN 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
JUN 19 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (SOLD OUT)
JUN 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (SOLD OUT)
JUN 22 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
JUN 23 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall - LOW TICKETS!
JUN 25 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
JUN 26 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
JUN 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center
JUN 29 Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
JUN 30 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
JUL 02 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
JUL 03 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
JUL 05 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
JUL 06 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
JUL 08 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
JUL 09 Austin, TX @ Emo's
JUL 10 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
JUL 11 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
JUL 13 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
JUL 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live