Title Fight, a band supported by angsty teen bloggers, poured their creativity into their newest album, Hyperview, released on February 3, 2015. The band defined the new word “hyperview” as a state of existence where you can see things for what they truly are. In other words, a hyper awareness and the ability to understand, appreciate, and respond to emotional stimuli.
The album title has a great tie to the lyrics. Reading through all the words to the songs, I could see that they were very vague but took form as what seemed to be observations of emotions and the environment. “Swirling through a tunnel view, tangled in the dark, flirting with the kiss of death, a canopy of stars”, lyrics from their song Your Pain Is Mine Now.
The lyrics were so minimal but seemed to prove the album true to it’s name. I found it very compelling that hyperview meant a certain awareness to the smaller things around us and that the lyrics showed that exact kind of acute sensibility that the word defined.
They began to drift from similar bands such as The Wonder Years, Such Gold, and Basement as they transitioned from pop-punk to a more indie/bicoastal hardcore genre, like Tigers Jaw, and Joyce Manor.
Hyperview seems to be a more guitar based album considering the way the guitar bleeds through the rest of the instrumentals, especially given the excessive use of the whammy bar. With the vocals sounding so distant, it;s hard to distinguish what’s being said. The vocalist’s low mumbles may be hard to understand, but I think it adds to the character of the album and makes it unique from their past music. It seems more mysterious and emotional in this way
The album has a certain laid back effect in multiple songs that past albums lacked, with the exception of great moments intensity. Each song has a new and unexpected beginning and build up which strongly brought out its uniqueness. When a song would end, the beginning of the next song would begin to play in a way that sounded like they were rehearsing it. It left me hoping the last song on the album would start off another because I wasn’t quite ready for it to be over.
It held a great deal of emotional warfare and less consistency compared to past albums, which kept me intrigued all the way through and awaiting their next release. Hyperview was a great genre crossover from their past music, but only given that people take the time to look up the lyrics and draw connections with everything the album has to offer, because there’s a definitely a lot more to it than what meets the eye.
Kenzie Ross, Guest Reporter