TOTD: Pink Mexico – “Forgetting Everything”
Self-described as “grunge Kenny Loggins,” Pink Mexico adds something new to the table. From rockin’ bops to self-reflective tunes that described Robert Preston‘s darkest times, the two are bridged in anthemic songs. You can’t help but relate to the singer’s hard times in the city of angels. Part of knowing someone’s history can boost a song and make it more connected with an audience. It goes for “Forgetting Everything,” one of the songs from Preston’s solo project’s second album, fool.
Guitar riffs swing high and low as Preston remarks on how tired he is of everything; it can be simply said that being tired sums it up. Depressing news segments detailing the horrors around the world, 9-to-5 job got you down, it needs repeating of how exhausting life can truly be. Once those thoughts set in, Pink Mexico sets you up for a whirlwind of emotional turbulence. “Forgetting Everything” barely scratches the surface of what’s to follow on the album, but I must say, upbeat concoctions and the sound of surf rock will have you dancing your troubles away.
As for the rest of fool, it encompasses various genres of rock. Personal highlights for me include our track of the day, the solemn “No More Movies,” the ethereal “Darkness Is My Sherbert,” and raucous “Two Fucking.” The album has deeper meaning conveyed with Preston’s songwriting and I must recommend checking it out in its entirety.
fool is available now via Burger Records. Head over to the record label’s SoundCloud to hear the album in full.