Sounding like a cross between Something Corporate and Good Charlotte, Dropping Daylight is a Minneapolis four-piece and Brace Yourself is a debut of some promise.
There’s plenty of energetic, punchy punk-pop in the form of “Tell Me,” “Take A Photograph” and “Til You Feel Something,” but the more interesting parts of this record are revealed on singer/songwriter Sebastian Davin’s more mature piano-led material. “Waiting Through The Afternoon” and “Lucy” invite close comparison with Ben Folds and Andrew McMahon’s Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, and if Dropping Daylight is going to hit it big, the brilliant “Apologies” is the song that will do it.
David Bendeth’s assured production provides a solid sonic foundation for Brace Yourself, but even though it’s a strong debut, my only concern is that the band could be trying to fight its way into an overcrowded scene and may get lost in the shuffle.
Dropping Daylight: www.droppingdaylight.com