We thought that 2020 was going to be the Emo Renaissance with almost all our favourite bands are coming together for epic world tours or releasing new music, there has definitely been some new music produced by other genres that gave me the old emo feels. So, as a tribute to my MCR ticket that is not going to be used this year, here are some emo hits from pop musicians.
Fingers – lil peep
Sounds like simple plan / good charlotte mix.
Nightmare – Halsey
Has an early Paramore feel with a bit of 90’s Grunge.
Hope for the Underrated youth – Yungblud
This sounds like MCR song with the long gritty notes.
I think I’m okay – Yungblud w/ Machine Gun Kelly
Kinda like a slow song from sum 41 (possibly Pieces??) mixed with simple plan.
You’ll Be Fine – Palaye Royal
Sounds like it was inspired by Mama by My Chemical Romance and have a theatrical look like MCR, Fearless Vampire Killers, and old school Panic! (Recommended by Ash)
Sucks to be You – Emma Blackery
Another Suggestion from Ash! This one definitely has some Paramore vibes crossed with Bowling For Soup lyrics.
Bloody Valentine – Machine Gun Kelly
This song came out just after I originally posted this, but it heavily reminds me of old school emo and Bloody Valentine makes me think of the band My Bloody Valentine so might have been a nod to them.
I worked with Ash on a post about political Alternative songs because it seems lots of Alt Rock fans don’t think it is or should be political… blows my mind but I found a load of new songs that are pretty awesome during this Hell Fire of 2020, some of these artists made the list. Check it out here.
I hope you enjoy these songs, I have loads of playlists on spotify including a nice throw back to music I used to listen to, so if you wanna listen you can find that here!
This is an article about Black Alternative bands/musicians you should check out too by Distorted Sound Magazine.
I’m so sad I won’t be seeing MCR this year, I’m just hoping we all do what needs to be done to keep people as safe as possible so we can get back out there and carry on but we really need to be mindful of how our actions can affect others. Please stay inside! I have a post about how I’ve been keeping busy you can check out too for inspiration!