By Deaglan Howlett | Posted Monday, January 29, 2018
For fans of: Modern Baseball, The Front Bottoms, Captain, We’re Sinking
Just before 2017 ended, Halogens dropped their best song yet. On December 30th, they released “Pretty Enough” on their Bandcamp, available as “pay what you want.” Their last release was a split EP with Staten, released December of 2016, so fans had been waiting an entire year for new recorded music. Halogens did not disappoint with “Pretty Enough,” their latest single, and they plan on releasing more music later this year.
For fans of Halogens, “Pretty Enough” is not a brand new song. The group from Wall, NJ had been playing this song live throughout 2017, and fans had already learned the words long before its official release. Luckily for the fans, though, “Pretty Enough” got the proper recording it deserved by the group’s longtime producer Adam Cichocki, out of Timber Studios. Cichocki recorded Halogens' 2016 self-titled EP as well, and he knows exactly how they're supposed to sound.
“Pretty Enough” picks up right where Halogens’ self-titled EP left off. The track deals with heavy subject matter, yet Zach Henry’s voice translates the lyrics in a way that sounds hopeful. There is something about Henry’s sometimes self-deprecating lyrics that are so relatable for the listener. At their live shows, Halogens are able to get the crowd to scream back particularly sad lyrics, yet they do so with gigantic smiles on their faces. “Pretty Enough” is no exception. While the lyrical content may be somber, there is a certain sense that Henry is there for you, as if he knew you may have felt this way before, too.
Halogens plans on releasing new music later this year. Until then, learn all the words to “Pretty Enough” so you can scream along at their next show.
You can listen to "Pretty Enough" here.