The Offspring – Days Go By (Single)//
It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard new stuff from The Offspring. However, the band uploaded a trailer video for their upcoming ninth studio album Days Go By just a few days ago.
And just hours ago, Days Go By‘s first single — of the same name as the album’s title — was unleashed online via Soundcloud.
Days Go By, the album’s first single, has the “radio rock” vibe and energy that allows the album to be promoted easily on American radios. The lyrics deal with contemplating the past and present while moving on with life regardless of the memories one holds. However, the guitars and structure of the song sound strikingly similar to Foo Fighters’ Times Like These [MV], which might be unsettling for Offspring fans and make them wonder about the direction the band will go.
“All your rage and all your hurt,
Doesn’t matter in the end.
Those days go by,
And we all start again.
What you had and what you lost,
They are memories in the wind.
Those days go by,
And we all start again.”
To be honest, it’s hard for bands to deal with the same stuff. They end up changing styles and direction — for example, Green Day changed with American Idiot. The Offspring has changed over the course of time, as they started as a hardcore punk band and nowadays they tackle genres such as alternative rock, ska punk, skate punk and even pop punk. Not to mention they have a knack for pulling comedy stuff in their songs and music videos.
It’s hard to judge the direction of Days Go By with only one song. I guess I’ll have to wait for the album to be released on June 26th to give it a listen and see how it fares. The album is produced by Bob Rock, who previously worked with The Offspring on 2008′s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.