Hey Monday - Candles

03 May Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Hey Monday are a five piece rock band who are currently on hiatus and have been since 2011. Many people believe they have broken up, however no official statement has been released and the band members have been stating that they are only on hiatus, meaning they will return some time. The band members are Cassadee Pope, Mike Gentile, Alex Lipshaw, Chris Gentile and Patrick McKenzie. Cassadee Pope has recently won The Voice in the US, and plans on kicking off her solo career, but as I have previously stated, she has said Hey Monday is on hiatus, but if she gets bigger than she already is, will she ever return to this band? I hope so, as this band will show off her rock side. She can do both.

"Candles" was written by Mike Gentile, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz and Cassadee Pope. The song is highly emotional and definitely stands out on their album 'Hold On Tight'. Cassadee Pope's voice manages to portray the emotion, making you feel every word she sings. The song was released as an EP, that unfortunately failed to chart.

The music video is definitely different from their other songs such as "Homecoming" and "How You Love Me Now". Moving away from the typical broken relationship drama.

It's good that candles are used, and although there isn't much to the narrative you can really imagine her aloneness and what it's like when the person you used to rely on is no longer there.

There's not a lot for me to comment on, but the performance piece is energetic, making me want to see this band live, shame that they are on hiatus.

Overall a great song that was also covered by Glee. The music video is empty, but that is exactly what it is meant to be like, I still feel something is missing, there's nothing there that gives me the wow factor. On the other hand the song gives me that.
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