Second Thoughts – Joyrider Single Review

Summer may be over, but indie pop quartet Seconds Thoughts didn’t get the memo and have just released Joyrider – a delightfully bouncy, jangly indie anthem that helps to banish away those end of summer blues with its joyful yet layered soundtrack to youthful discovery, endings and new beginnings.

Joyrider quickly hooks you in with its bright, bubbly guitar that provides the backdrop to some dulcet vocals with a rich tone that’s easy on the ears. The track unfolds with some upbeat percussion and bass that feels tight and refined providing a sanguine backdrop for the vocals as the lyrics create some interesting and slightly ironic juxtaposition with the rest of the song, creating something fun and easily accessible yet with a depth that only unfolds with repeated listens.

This track is a great follow up to their previous track Nicotine Stains and sees the band take on a slightly more alt-rock sound with shades of bands like Bombay Bicycle Club clearly in their musical DNA that’s been cleverly produced and presented in a fresh and engaging way.

Written by Charles Palmer