You’re Invited: “Party With Villains”, the New Track by Full Blown Meltdown
Will Green has been there, done that, and is ready for a fresh restart. It took three strikes with three separate labels for the Huntsville, Alabama-based musician to begin forging a new pop-punk-centered sound without the meddling of music executives – or other band members, for that matter. Will decided to leave the band out […]
Will Green has been there, done that, and is ready for a fresh restart. It took three strikes with three separate labels for the Huntsville, Alabama-based musician to begin forging a new pop-punk-centered sound without the meddling of music executives – or other band members, for that matter. Will decided to leave the band out of the equation entirely, opting to form the project titled Full Blown Meltdown as its own sole musician. The effort is not without its collaborators however, as it was created in a modest bedroom studio with the help of Will’s best friend/producer, Tony McVaney (aka TMcV, ERGOtheEGO). The two started working together just for the fun of it a couple years back, but like so many creative projects unimpeded by outside influencers, new ideas sprang forth and ultimately led to this new passion.
Full Blown Meltdown’s latest single, “Party With Villains”, pours a caustic concoction of vitriol aimed at the manipulative and toxic tendencies of music industry professionals who have extended their helping hands at the start only to retract them when needed the most later on down the way. Mind your volume at the start: Will’s coming in swinging and not letting up. A chaotic layering of drums and guitars bursts into a frantic verse with all the hits of modern pop-punk blended with a helping of midwest emo. The uplifting pre-chorus demonstrates Will’s guitar prowess while guiding us into a chorus full of yearning and wistful hopefulness after so much dejection. We have a few moments of peaceful reflection before the tempo picks back up for another round of everything so far, even throwing in a hint of progressive metal to tie it together. The most earnest moments of course happen during the bridge, complete with some demented voice changing action that comes off more naturally than one might expect – a nod to excellent execution and production, before we get one more chorus and a triumphant outro.
For a song made entirely by one musician, Will showcases a diverse personality on every instrument, including vocals, that conjoins everything well without sounding homogenous. Every little twist and turn works without conflict and keeps me on edge through the entire four minutes. The refrain of “I’m just done with playing the clown… at least for now” stands out the most in its depiction of an abusive professional relationship. The vulnerability of trusting someone to help you with your situation just to be let down so many times that you can’t help but feel your next attempt will be met with failure yet again is too real.
What’s next for Full Blown Meltdown? Well, you can expect a full blown debut this fall as Will and Tony continue to hammer out the tunes. Interest in the project has already ballooned even further than initially anticipated with label offers and new listeners pouring in, eager to hear more. Full Blown Meltdown’s first single, “Let Me Hang”, attracted over a thousand unique listeners within its first month of streaming, an unusual but obviously welcome feat. Bigger and better things appear to be on the horizon for Will, who I’m sure is yearning to take all of his knowledge from previous experiences and make the most of a new road yet traveled.