Oh man, I’m doing it again. I thought that the new single for Cobra Starship “You Make Me Feel…” was just going to be a one time thing. Since then they released two more singles and the latest one “Feel Like Me” sounds “familiar.” It’s not the celebrity party pop punk that they’re known for and now the Top Forties dance track like the last. Instead this new track “Fool Like” is smooth and calm. A jangling acoustic guitar lingers through the song and a girl group hand clap hits the chorus. The lyrics are very teen focused and campy. But if you took away super mainstream pop production, changed the vocals up and some of the lyrics… well, it sounds like Brooklyn’s This Is Ivy League (who happens to be two members in Cobra Starship).
It’s too bad that the duo is probably beyond busy with their musical careers in Cobra Starship. Hopefully they’ll be able to come back with a new album someday in the future. But for now, although not remotely near the indie pop fun of This Is Ivy League, their contributions for Cobra Starship will shine more in the future. Perhaps it will in the band’s forth upcoming album Night Shades which will be out August 30th, 2011 via Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen.
Oh yes, there is something most “indie” bands can learn from Cobra Starship. I always found them to be one of the best bands using social media and their fans to keep their band alive through the rapid changes in the industry. After the first single with an official music video, they came out with “lyric videos” for their song “#1Nite” and “Fool Like Me.” The videos are just music videos using computer effects using text to show the lyrics of the song in a creative way. It’s something that most bands can probably do today with everyone having a MAC and getting some video editing software. You can see Cobra Starship’s second lyric video below:
MP3: “Fool Like Me”