Nothing But A Nightmare Is Bringing Back The Pop-Punk Angst Of The 2000s in “I Hate You”
Many artists have been creating songs reminiscent of the pop-punk and alternative rock sound of the early 2000s. One such band is Nothing But A Nightmare, with their newest single, “I Hate You.” This is the third song off the band’s latest album, The Salvation, full of other hits such as “Baggage Claim.” “I Hate You” is full of angst and heartbreak, fun vocals, as well as great guitar riffs and drum rolls.
The song starts with the beep indicating the beginning of a recording, followed by a distorted vocal and instrumental that sounds like it was done over voicemail. It then transitions into a clearer sound, bringing in crashing drums and heavy guitar riffs. Vocally, “I Hate You” has a lot of fun vocal moments that make the song a fun listening experience. There are killer background harmonies, and the lead singer, Eddie’s tone adds an exciting twist, especially in the chorus as he repeats, “I hate you.”
Listen to “I Hate You” below:
Nothing But A Nightmare also dropped a music video for “I Hate You,” which follows each band member as they film themselves going about their day. The overall vibe is that of a bunch of home videos combined to create one comedic story, especially with the added grainy filter and the time stamps bordering the screen.
Watch the music video for “I Hate You” below:
Nothing but a Nightmare was founded in 2016 by a group of high school best friends in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In 2018 they released their first two singles, “The Girl from Scandinavia” and “Down That Road No More,” followed by their debut album, Nostalgia, in 2019. Throughout 2019 and 2020, Nothing But A Nightmare released more singles and their second album, Kleptomania (2020). Although the alternative rock-pop band became popular in the local Philidelphia area, they are working on expanding further into the music scene with their latest album, The Salvation.