“Marceline” by Vista Kicks is a sharp-tongued, fast-and-loose alternative jam. This unapologetic song is the third track on the band’s first EP, Chasing Waves, released in 2016. They released their debut album, Booty Shakers Ball, earlier this month. Vista Kicks embodies a surf-pop take on modern rock and roll.
This song packs a major punch. “Marceline’s” crashing drums and angsty guitar riffs are irresistible enough in their aggressive glory but the brooding lyrics are also a major focal point. The lyrics detail the frustrations of a guy who’s being strung along by a girl who isn’t reciprocating. As the song progresses, he realizes he’s better off without her. Let this song empower and remind you that you belong to no one. What’s more rock and roll than that?
If this song accidentally empowers you to tell someone you don’t love them, don’t say I didn’t warn you.