“Kiss You to Death” has all the gusto pop-punk has to offer: power-ballad choruses with upbeat, “skankable” two-step verses. But the generic catch-all messages fall flat, save for the featured lyric. Where is the “old place,” Matt Skiba? Way to put listeners into a specific scene; [LISTEN].
Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.