WRITTEN BY: MEG
Following the release of their debut album “Skinny Dipping” back in 2018, Stand Atlantic are band with their sophomore LP, titled “Pink Elephant.”
The instantly memorable opening track “Like That” perfectly showcases the band’s blend of pop and rock influences, and it really sets the tone for the rest of the album as it gives the listeners a glimpse into what they can expect from the ten tracks that follow. A lot of this record shows the band combining their pop punk roots with some more pop rock, pop, and alternative influences. Singles like the memorable “Wavelength,” the energetic “Hate Me (Sometimes)” and more midtempo “Jurassic Park” are perfect examples of this, and the catchy, riff-driven “Soap” and “DWYW,” and “Eviligo” (one of the catchiest songs on this whole album) all do a great job at combining the various influences found on this album.
While these songs show some experimentation within Stand Atlantic’s sound, there’s still some more of that to be found on “Pink Elephant.” ““Blurry” is one of a couple darker tracks on the album, and displays that aforementioned pop/rock fusion very well. “Shh!,” another darker track, showcases the more pop-leaning elements on this record as it leads up to the huge chorus, where the vocals put on a strong performance that really stands out. The much poppier “Silk & Satin” really allows the vocals to shine as well, and is much slower and softer, and the piano led “Drink To Drown” is filled with emotion, from the lyrics to the performances.
“Pink Elephant” puts a new twist on Stand Atlantic’s sound, and between that experimentation and the memorability found on each of these tracks, it’s a fantastic sophomore record from Stand Atlantic.
"PINK ELEPHANT" IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: