You can’t find “Better Days” on streaming services in Australia. Which is ridicilous if you ask me, but hey, lets find a way to stop fans from listening to your album legally, however YouTube has songs from the album and it pays less.
Like Adelita’s Way, I got access to the music of ALY via peer to peer services. And i liked it and I purchased.
And then I never heard from em, until I looked em up on Spotify recently and have seen the following content;
A six song EP, called “The Revolution: Pt. 1 The Other Side”, released in 2014. Another six song EP, called “The Revolution: Pt. 2 It’s A Long Way Home”, released in 2016, an album called “Alien Architect”, released in 2016 and a 3 song EP called “Democrazy”, released in 2019. But no “Better Days”.
Anyway”Better Days” came out in 2012.
“I know I will move on to better days”
To have hope is to be human. To think that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, keeps us going. Not all of us make it, but we try our hardest to get there.
“War On The Inside” is heavy and yet accessable at the same time. And the lyric line of “All these voices, calling my name” begins the mental struggle within.
Am I good enough?
What if I make a mistake?
How will people see me?
What if i look like a fool?
I dont want to fail.
If you’ve spoken the above thoughts to yourself, then you are part of the many who has a war within everytime you step out of your comfort zone.
What if you replaced those thoughts, with, how would it be in 12 months if I fail today?
In “All That We Are” there is a lyric in the Chorus which connects.
“If you could just believe in all that we are”.
Trying to convince someone that the relationship (either friends or romantic or band) is worth keeping when they have mentally checked out, is difficult.
“Broken” has a bone crushing riff in the intro and verses.
“What I Deserve” has an intro that reminds me of Bonfire’s “Ready For Reaction” from the Fireworks album. And in the verses, I feel like I’m listening to “Love Song” from The Cure.
“Angels” is a ballad and it’s my favourite song.
“Theres nothing left, theres nowhere to hide”.
I never really sat down and payed super attention to the whole message of “Angels”. I just gravitated to the lines that grabbed me.
Eventually all the riches and good and bad deeds won’t save you when it’s time to meet your end.
“All the worlds you built they all fall down”
We can build walls to keep people out but if history has taught us one thing, all great civilizations fall. And that’s no different to our personal relationships and our private thoughts. It all falls down.
Basically after six tracks, its a six from six for me.
“Runaway” could have come from a Three Days Grace or Shinedown album. “Writing On The Wall” sounds very familiar and that Chorus. Brilliant.
“Come And Gone” is sad and hopeful at the same time and that lyric line, my time has come and gone.