In their first single since their 2021 release Model Citizen, breakout pop punk trio Meet Me @ the Altar offer a cathartic response to online hate.
The band’s latest single “Say It (to My Face)” have had it with online haters. Frontwoman Edith Victoria smacks down commenters who accuse the band of being industry plants and insulting her specifically before mocking them for their fixation on her.
“It’s so obvious you really want my attention/Hope you’re having fun,” Victoria sings in the pre-chorus.
Her attitude really comes through in the second verse, where she says she very nearly didn’t even finish the song she’s singing because that’s how much she cares (“you’re so irrelevant, almost didn’t commit/almost didn’t write you a second verse”).
In an interview with Kerrang, the band say the song isn’t just a diss track, but a call for empathy.
“When our fans listen to this song and encounter bullies in their day-to-day life, we want them to remember that those people are only cruel because they’re hurting!” they said. “Part of growing up is figuring out how to not internalize anyone else’s bad vibes and just loving yourself instead.”
That’s not to say the band doesn’t get their revenge. In the music video, they track down the one person commenting negatively on their content and trash his mother’s basement where he dwells. While petty and not exactly the ‘shake it off’ attitude the band wants to promote, who hasn’t had a fantasy like this in their youth?
While the song isn’t as lyrically strong as previous releases, the instrumentation is high energy as usual and Victoria delivers the song with her signature passion and sass. Here’s hoping there’s more where this came from.
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