Mint Club’s pitch said that “Closer to Closure” was going to feel like “hopping in a Pop-Punk Time Machine travelling to 2003 and taking what you know in present day and throwing it in a blender.” That is honestly a super bold statement and I was holding my breath as I pressed play on this song. I just didn’t want my hopes to be too high and then be let down because all I want some days is a Pop-Punk Time Machine.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to hold my breath for long. Mint Club was right. This song is absolutely drenched in nostalgia but something about it also feels modern. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Mint Club either grew up in the early 2000s pop-punk scene or did their research. Although there are a million nods to a million bands of days gone by, I feel like they have found a way to mix them all up to create something familiarly unfamiliar. Through this song there were moments where I had an urge to flip my desk and just start moshing around my office by myself. I refrained (somehow) but loved that that was the energy I got from this song.
I know it’s early in the day but I think it’s safe to go ahead and call this my “pop-punk-perfect” pick of the day!
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