You’re at a party, tossing drinks back, pretending you know how to dance, and suddenly, the aux is passed to you. A pit grows in your stomach.
“Play something good,” your friend shouts over the speakers, but you can’t quite make out the words. The anxiety starts to works its way up. Your head gets a little foggy. Time slows down to a trickle, and then you begin feel alone, so alone, abandoned in the middle of a vast sea to be violently eaten by the jaws of criticism if you play the wrong thing.
Well, rest easy warriors of summer, because The Knockturnal is launching you a lifeboat with its “Summer Bops,” a weekly column dedicated to saving your ass whenever you need to impress that cute barista with the rare vinyl collection, or need that perfect song to complete that perfect party playlist you stayed up till 4am curating.
The A R I Z O N A boys aren’t strangers to dark sentiments and lost love, but their latest release “Freaking Out” outpaces their usual mawkish romance––it is a deep-end, head first dive into bottomless depths of post breakup depression. Whether you’re crying in your pillow over a treacherous lover, or peering at photos with soaked eyes and tissues in hand, “Freaking Out” is good company when wistful thoughts flood your mind this July.