Pop on your earbuds to Pierce the Veil
Music is an enormous part of my life. The high tempo beats and the soothing melodies flood my head at all times of the day. Lyrics with a meaning are a major bonus. However, when I have no clue what the person is singing, it irritates me. I’m not into screamo or hard rock but I finally found a band that allows me to enjoy everything about music that I love, without getting a headache.
Pierce the Veil is a four-member band from south California that creates punk rock music with inspiring lyrics. Not only does every song have a different mood but each tells a story.
My favorite, “Million Dollar Houses,” tells the story of a poor painter who loses his girlfriend to greed. The song begins with the eerie question, “What if I was just a painter?” and continues with his reassuring the girl that even though they don’t have much, they can still make it. He comments on everything he has done to have her but realizes he has lost. Toward the end he actually denies money and asks for love instead.
Yes, this is an emo rock band with expletives, but it’s still awesome. They have two albums out, A Flair for the Dramatic and Selfish Machines, each of which varies in musical design and tone.
Something that makes this band even more remarkable is the feel of professionalism the music conveys. Instead of it sounding like a rinky-dink rock band from a bad neighborhood, it actually sounds like an international orchestra. It’s amazing!