The follow up to Jump Start’s 2017 release ‘I Just Want to Go Back to Hell’, ‘Pretend I Don’t Exist’ features 12 new tracks of signature anthemic pop-punk and pop-rock that sees the band continuing to write earnest and heartfelt songs while traveling their own path of personal and musical growth.
Building on the band’s previous efforts, ‘Pretend I Don’t Exist’s’ anthemic riffage is balanced by the band’s keen ability to lay down hook after hook. Whether guitar or vocal driven melodies, it’s impossible to not get drawn into the band’s ability to be infectiously catchy while keeping a sonic weight that’s at time heavy and driving and at others calculated and simmering.
Singer Eric Cannon says “So much has changed since the last record in terms of how we write songs and explore ideas. It feels like a new band in some ways, and there’s a sense of excitement that comes along with that.”