With just one week left of October, Vision presents to you the final four monthly currents from WONC FM 89.1, North Central’s 24/7 student-run radio station. Each month brings in six new songs, with the other six carrying over from the previous month.
“Sea Change” by Thrice
Thrice have been around for the past 20 years blurring the lines between alternative and rock. “Sea Change,” a single from the band’s Record Store Day 7-inch EP, leans more toward the alternative side. Despite a guitar riff and pounding drums that carry throughout the track, it sounds surprisingly chill. Both the intro and outro to this song sound haunting, which makes it the perfect October current.
“Walk on Water” by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Jared Leto is back as lead vocalist for Thirty Seconds to Mars, and the song “Walk on Water” is the perfect song to get pumped up to. The song starts with Leto vocalizing with distorted backing vocals asking, “Do you believe that you can walk on water?” There is a more electronic vibe in this song that differs from the pop punk sound that they originally had when they debuted 15 years ago.
“Nice to Know” by Four Year Strong
Pop punk band Four Year Strong released a collection of rarities titled “Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won’t” – no doubt the most honest album title you’ll hear. For the majority of the track, the band focuses on an acoustic guitar, slowly progressing to pop punk guitar sounds combined with a steady drum beat and lead singer Dan O’Connor screaming just before singing the final verse.
“I Wanna Go Out” by American Authors
Pop rock band American Authors released the ultimate feel-good anthem this summer: “I Wanna Go Out.” From the very beginning, the ’80s inspired track will hook listeners as lead singer Zac Barnett sings “Let’s get wild and make a memory” in order to escape a world of boredom. Play this song at an upcoming party or in the car with the windows down to put yourself in a great mood.