I’ve never been a fan of Kelly’s previous work but his most recent projects peaked my curiosity. Tickets to my Downfall has my attention.
The title track, quite literally it’s name, lays out Kelly’s approach to this new direction.
“I sold tickets to my downfall and saw friends in the front row”
He states in an interview with Kerrang he has no further height and people will only be interested in watching him fall.
Well this albums ferocity and exciting pop punk vibes will not be his downfall. It’s like he and Blink 182 had a child, perhaps not helped by Travis Barkers influence on the record.
Tracks such as bloody valentine, forget me too and WWIII all bring the Warped Tour feeling to you.
It feels perfectly placed in a caffeine rush of scribbled lyrics, band posters and late nights in the field drinking crappy beer.
Kelly hasn’t so much cannonball’d into the water with this record but strategically dived to make a big splash.
P.s. ‘forget me too’ featuring Halsey is a 10/10 song. My obsession with Halsey continues.