Plot twist? The Neighbourhood releases a new track that dives headfirst into their hip-hop influences. “West Coast” is the most hip-hop influenced track since their initial EP release, and while it might take some adjusting for the unfamiliar it’s actually an intriguing step for the band. What if they’d have continued in the “Sweater Weather”/”West Coast” direction instead of “Wires”/”Let It Go”? Food for thought.
“If the sun was God I’d be covered in faith, if the ocean was the devil I’d be covered in hate…”
“West Coast” is a love letter to California, warts and all. Kudos to The Neighbourhood for stepping back into the sunlight. All that doom and gloom was getting a bit depressing.
According to Pigeons and Planes, this track is part of a 7″ release that will only be found on their current tour. It will also contain tracks from their supporting acts: Lovelife, JMSN, and The 1975.