Junior Prom, “Stand”

New York City’s Junior Prom, after a short dry spell following the release of “Let’s Make a Lot of Money,” have finally announced their latest single. In a move that lines them up with alternative-synthpop groups like Miami Horror and Capital Cities, “Stand” is a summery, powerpop cruiser perfect for reminiscing about the warmer months and sitting poolside with a frozen cocktail.

A song ostensibly about being young and reckless and living in the moment (“Drink it up / Let the fever fill you like a Dixie cup”), these are themes explored and discovered and repurposed in pop music for years. It’s nothing new. The track delivers, however, with its raw, upbeat, catchy approach crafted through bouncing bass patterns, classic rhythm guitar, and lyrics that are easy to memorize and even easier to sing along to. This is where pop music makes the leap to the cool kids’ table in the cafeteria.

Listen to “Stand” by Junior Prom below.

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