Soundcheck: Cold War Kids’ Mine is Yours
The Cold War Kids’ new album, Mine is Yours, switches gears from their old, edgy sound to a more solid, simple record. And by simple, I mean a simpler beat, simpler lyrics and simpler everything compared to the group’s older stuff. But does simple mean playing it safe? For Cold War Kids, possibly.
The uncomplicated nature of this album doesn’t necessarily make it bad; lead singer Nathan Willet still bellows his lyrics through the entire album, and listeners can still hear the band’s moody, melodious sound in songs like “Cold Toes on the Cold Floor.”
What happened to the Cold War Kids’ off-balance and unique sound fans love?
They traded it in for a more streamline version. The bottom line: Out goes the old and in comes the new for Cold War Kids. Older fans will likely be disappointed with the new album. Mine is Yours dances along the border between unconventional and mainstream while the Cold War Kids grow up and clean up their sound, which will bring many new fans once these songs hit the airwaves.