The Hype Theory have just released their new single You’re going home alone which includes an acoustic version of the song, plus the single they released on valentine’s day, the piano version of Where We Started.
To start with, this single was the fans choice, where he Hype Theory did a poll on their facebook page a few months ago asking what their new single should be, and this was the fans choice. You’re Going Home Alone is a good upbeat pop punk song. There’s not much else to say really, it’s got the catchy hooks needed for single status and when they play it live everyone knows the lyrics.
Now onto the new stuff, the acoustic version of the song, this puts a completely different take onto the song. It makes it sound a hell of a lot more melancholic and sad, which is one of the things I love about this band, they can put a really dark twist on an upbeat song. I love this new version and will be putting it on repeat.
The part that annoys me slightly is the final song, the piano version of Where We Started as they did their valentine single of the song, and people paid for it, thinking it limited edition, and now they can get it as part of the single. Whilst I appreciate that the handwritten notes on the case of the valentines single are special, I can’t help but feel slightly cheated. I would have preferred for them to re-record a new song in this style.
Overall this is a very good single, and whilst the music is amazing as always, I still feel slightly cheated.