Sunday, January 15, 2012

Song Of The Week: 1/15/12

Song: "Over You"

Artist: Acceptance

Album: "Phantoms"

Year: 2005

"Over You" is a song that appears to be about a relationship gone sour. These type of things are common themes throughout music, no matter genre or time period. There will always be songs about crumbling relationships. In this particular song, you get the sense the vocalist didn't want the relationship to end like this, but he can see it's just a hopeless pursuit of something that just is not going to work out. Ultimately, he sees the writing on the wall, that this relationship is doomed and that he should just get "over it". Acceptance was a band from Seattle, Washington that formed back in 1998. They would release two EP's that would garner them the attention of some major labels before finally releasing their first and only full length album, 2005's "Phantoms" on Columbia Records. The band's style was that of a pop punk/alternative rock type band much in the same vein as bands such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus or The Academy Is. Acceptance seemed like they were a band to be reckoned with when "Phantoms" came out. Their songs were very well crafted, lyrically and musically, and they seemed to be well on their way to future successes. Their song "Different", to me, was one of the best songs to come out in 2005 and is still one of my favorite songs of all time. Unfortunately for fans of Acceptance, by the summer of 2006, they decided to call it quits, mostly due to lead singer Jason Vena deciding that he wanted to give up the rock star life and return to one that was more normal. Since the break-up, the other band members have worked on various projects, most notably Chritian McAlhaney joining Anberlin to be their guitarist. In 2010, Jason Vena appeared on his first musical project since Acceptance when he provided vocals on the song "The Healing" by the band Ivoryline. Perhaps this may be the spark that gets Acceptance thinking about making music again. All fans can do is hope so as currently, there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel on an Acceptance reunion.

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