AND IT’S A SOCCER SONG, JESUS CHRIST. This song is supposed to be the anthem for the Euro 2016, and I really hope it’s not extremely poppy (I know it will be, though) But come on, It’s Manic Street Preachers, what can go wrong? It was released yesterday by the way, and I didn’t know about it. I just was listening to “The Holy Bible” and then I was like “Hey, if The Stone Roses released a new song, why wouldn’t Manic Street preachers too?” And I shit you not, there WAS a new song.
I just hope it isn’t as bad as the cover looks like.
It opens up with a really excited soccer commentator talking about Wales or something? Then the song begins, and it’s pretty damn smug. The guitar riff actually isn’t that bad actually. But this just feels wrong, seriously. It definitely is the sound of Manic Street Preachers, but I never expected to see them make a football anthem. The song is cheesy, but it’s not THAT bad. I just am not sure if I would listen to it again. The verse is what makes the song worse than it is. It’s like “A Design for Life”, but cheesier. Uhh, yeah, it was pretty ok. Will this be sung for the Euro in pubs or something? Hopefully, yeah, because it’s not that bad of a song.
It’s definitely an 8/10