Sometimes, the only way out is through. Along the way, you might accept what you can’t change and embrace the madness of what’s to come. Philly pop-punk trio My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House spins a self-destructive streak into a way of life on their latest single, “Going.” An ode to not being able to get out of your own way, this song reflects on hapless, self-inflicted wounds with a gleeful soundtrack to boot.
Aside from its boppy melody, “Going” can be defined as a traveling song. At first, there is a train of choppy chords and drum hits that slowly churns and builds up steam over its tracks. The melodic wheels are turning and, in turn, whisks you down a rambling path that indicates a derailment could be imminent. Before you know it, it’s full steam ahead into a runaway melody chock full of sharp hooks. From a smooth, peaceful departure to a pulse elevating jaunt down uneven rails, “Going” arrives at its frazzled final destination in a hurried fashion.
Tackling both the struggle within and resolution, “Going” is constantly at war with itself. Vivid imagery of a fireworks accident aside, this song is a battle between moving forward and the temptation of crawling back into bed when a new day dawns. At the same time, there’s solace in the chaos that becomes an unlikely source of motivation. It’s whatever it takes for you to put one foot in front of the other, even after you’ve fallen more times than you’ve cared to.
Written by Travis Boyer
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