A Day To Remember – Homesick

Track Listing 

  1. The Downfall of Us All
  2. My Life For Hire
  3. I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?
  4. NJ Legion Iced Tea
  5. Mr. Highway’s Thinking About The End
  6. Have Faith In Me
  7. Welcome To The Family
  8. Homesick
  9. Holdin’ It Down For The Underdog
  10. You Already Know What You Are
  11. Another Song About The Weekend
  12. If It Means a Lot To You 

Released: 02.03.2009

Genre: pop punk, post hardcore, metalcore

In my personal opinion, one of the best feelings is where music comes around at the perfect time to fit into whatever you might be experiencing in your life (the next best feeling is when Taco Bell announces nacho fries are back). A handful of artists stick out in my mind but A Day To Remember is probably the one that I think of first when considering this scenario. I’m typically the type of person who goes with the flow and can easily adjust to any situation, but when I first heavily listened to Homesick, the bands third album, I didn’t realize how uncomfortable I was in my life and much I actually needed it. The first time I had heard the band was around 2010, when a friend of mine showed me “If It Means A Lot To You”, but it wasn’t until years later when I started my freshman year of college that this record made a lot more sense to me. I genuinely thought I was perfectly fine with moving away from home and starting over; which in retrospect, I was. But I listened to Homesick almost every day my first semester away at school and not because I felt homesick necessarily, but because this record felt like home. I found pieces of myself in those pop punk hooks and post hardcore moments, guitar riffs, melodies and lyrics. In any situation, whether you feel ready or not, it’s important to have some sense of familiarity (at least for me it is). This album gave me a sense of comfort that’s difficult to describe, and even hearing it back now it feels like a lifelong friend that’s never left my side. That may sound extremely corny to some, but not many albums have the ability to stick around like that in our lives.

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