Last update for the month.
This week’s Rock Band 4 downloadable content includes some early 2000s metal and late 2000s alternative rock.
The DLC tracks for the last week of May are:
- A Day to Remember – “If It Means a Lot to You”
- Evanescence – “Going Under”
Taken from the release notes:
Closing out A Day to Remember’s album Homesick, “If It Means a Lot to You” established itself as a fan favorite (in large part due to its singalong climax at live shows) and became an RIAA-certified gold track for selling half a million units. “If It Means a Lot to You” is mostly guitar and vocals, with percussion and bass not coming in until closer to the end of the song. The guitar is varied and the harmonies are a great male/female duet, so even the stripped-down part of the song has plenty going on.
“Going Under” was the second single from Evanescence’s debut album Fallen. Critically well received, the song spent half a year on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart following its release. It’s gone on to become one of the most enduring songs in Evanescence’s catalog, still seeing live performances in their tour last year. The guitar part is pretty chord heavy, with a solo thrown in for good measure. Drums are consistently active through the whole song but not too difficult, a nice balance of fun and tough. Singers should definitely pick the song up, as Amy Lee’s vocals are on full display here, slowly escalating as the song continues. Harmonies on “Going Under” are basically mandatory for any party!
Songs can be purchased individually and these will be available from Thursday, 31st May.
To get a better idea of the songs’ structure and pace, watch the DLC update trailer below.