Review: Taking Back Sunday – Happiness Is

Rated:

4/5

It’s been over a decade since Taking Back Sunday released their debut, Tell All Friends, but you wouldn’t guess that from listening to their sixth album, Happiness Is. The second release from TBS’ reunited original lineup sees them getting their groove back via everything from upbeat anthems such as “Stood a Chance” to catchy compositions like “Flicker, Fade” and acoustic closer “Nothing at All.” However, maybe most satisfying is the way enigmatic frontman Adam Lazzara gets personal on the love song “Like You Do,” proving that you can be emotional without relying on emo clichés—even if you helped popularize them. JONAH BAYER

Check out “Flicker, Fade” off Happiness Is below: