Another appearance by A Day to Remember.
Rock Band 4‘s downloadable content update for this week includes a song by rock band A Day to Remember, one by producer and vocalist Oliver Tree, and another by rock band Sleater-Kinney.
The following tracks will be available from 15th August:
- A Day to Remember – “Have Faith In Me”
- Oliver Tree – “Hurt” *
- Sleater-Kinney – “Jumpers”
*Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 12 Spotlight Pass.
Tracks can be bought individually.
The descriptions below are taken from this week’s release notes:
A Day to Remember’s Gold single “Have Faith In Me” starts us off this week. One of their most played live tracks, it was a top 40 hit on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and notably was the most frequently requested song on KROQ for over a month straight. Drums spends much of the song on a snare roll with some slightly shifting kick pairs. Otherwise, everything’s heavy, with lots of kicking, prominent bass, and guitar chords. You’ll enjoy singing this one, as it’s mostly pitched instead of A Day to Remember’s more common alternating pattern.
Oliver Tree has been rapidly growing in popularity, fueled by his signing to Atlantic Records and hype around his upcoming debut album Ugly Is Beautiful. Upon being released as a single, “Hurt” reached #11 on Billboard Hot Rock Songs and got all the way to #4 on Alternative Songs. Oliver Tree has roots in internet virality, shown when “Hurt” got a million views on YouTube in its first week (and is now around 20 million). Guitar and bass do a lot of back-and-forth, with bass taking point on verses and guitar kicking off choruses. Vocals tell a sad, sad tale of getting in a scooter accident.
Sleater-Kinney’s “Jumpers”, from their major label debut The Woods, also joins RB4 this week. One of the most celebrated albums of the decade, with placement on Rolling Stone’s AND Pitchfork’s Top Albums of the 2000s lists, the bassline features a lot of chords due to Sleater-Kinney having no bass player and instead featuring a tuned-down guitar. Drums move at a good clip, so you won’t have much time to react to upcoming fills, but you’ll get breaks when the song switches to tom beats in the chorus.
To get a better idea of the songs’ pacing and structure, watch the latest DLC trailer below.
Developed and published by Harmonix, Rock Band 4 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.