Review by JMM
Go Betty Go, the iconic Los Angeles punk rock quartet has made a triumphant return to the music scene with their first new single in a staggering eight years, the exhilarating anthem ‘Keep Up,’ released via Wiretap Records. Their comeback is a testament to the enduring power of their music and the excitement their fans have held onto all these years.
‘Keep Up’ is a bold and infectious punk rock track that immediately grabs your attention from the first chord. The song’s high-energy guitar riffs, driving rhythm, and powerful vocals are a testament to the band’s prowess and ability to create music that resonates with long-time followers and new listeners. It’s clear that Go Betty Go has not lost their edge during their hiatus; if anything, they’ve returned with a renewed sense of purpose.
One of the standout features of ‘Keep Up’ is its anthemic quality. The chorus is undeniably catchy, making it easy to imagine fans shouting along at live shows (something we’ve all missed during the recent challenges the world has faced). The lyrics touch on themes of perseverance and determination, which are incredibly relatable and timely, given the tumultuous times we’ve experienced in recent years.
Go Betty Go’s chemistry as a band is palpable in this single. There’s a tightness and cohesion to their sound that can only come from years of playing together. Nicole Smith’s vocals soar with power and emotion, and the rest of the band provides a rock-solid foundation for her to shine.
In addition to the single, the release comes with a music video that complements the song’s energy and attitude. It’s a visual treat that captures the essence of the track and the band’s spirit.
As a long-awaited return, ‘Keep Up’ more than lives up to expectations. It’s a reminder of why Go Betty Go has been a beloved name in the punk rock scene for so long. The single doesn’t just mark their comeback; it reaffirms their relevance and showcases their enduring talent.
In conclusion, ‘Keep Up’ is a triumphant return for Go Betty Go, delivering an anthemic punk rock sound that’s both nostalgic and fresh. It’s a testament to the band’s enduring appeal and a promising sign of what’s to come. For fans of the genre and long-time supporters of the band, this single is a cause for celebration and a reminder of why Go Betty Go remains a force to be reckoned with in the punk rock world.