There is a certain energy you can feel at a Memphis May Fire concert, almost taste the essence of youth. Sweating people, dancing, moshing, singing along. All united for one common cause.
Each person carries stories with them, whether it be in the form of physical scars, tragic memories, broken homes, anything that burdens you. These stories are things that set them apart from the rest of society. Regardless of being alienated because of these differences you are assured you are not alone as you feel the drum beat throughout your body, feel the wail of guitar vibrate through the floor.
You stand among these people and know you have found a home. From the young man displaying a vivid purple mohawk to the bright eyed girl clutching her best friend’s hand and squealing with excitement, both adorning band t-shirts.
Lead singer Matty Mullins screams words of comfort to the audience “I’m here for you, we’re here for you. The person next you is going to put you up, not tear you down, because that’s what this night is all about!”
The band launches into their next lively song. It is nearly impossible to put the energy of their concerts into words, compiling a playlist to recreate these feelings seemed the closest option. Whether it be pop or screaming punk this playlist ties together an assortment of songs to ignite the feeling of youth and pure energy of being alive.
Emma is a high school freshman driven by her passion for pop punk and her love for playing guitar and telling stories. She enjoys dabbling in the local music scene.
“Young & Alive” Tracks:
“Benny & Joon” – William Beckett
“Young Volcanoes” – Fall Out Boy
“Legacy” – Memphis May Fire
“Famous Last Words” – My Chemical Romance
“Do It Now Remember It Later” – Sleeping With Sirens
“Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)” – Panic! At The Disco
“1983” – Neon Trees
“You’re Not Alone” – Of Mice & Men
“Still Into You” – Paramore