Sock it to Me
With roots in the DIY scene in Boston and currently based in California, Colleen Green is catchy, lo-fi pop punk dynamo. Her second release on Hardly Art Records, and first full-length LP, Sock it To Me, follows in the footsteps of her previous tapes, including Milo Goes to Compton and Cujo, mixing the sweet simplicity of the lyrical content with minimal drum machine beats and gritty power chords.
This album is fun – a lot of fun. It's as simple as that. The first track “Only One” is a catchy ode to the perfect boyfriend. Lyrical themes reminiscent of high school love continue in track two, the upbeat and synth heavy “Time in the World”, and throughout the album. Her characteristic girl-group meets grunge style, especially evident in the track “Every Boy Wants a Normal Girl”, is charming and irreverently cool: “...sometimes I wish I was a normal girl / like the ones at my school / popular and so cool”. Think Little Peggy March meets The Ramones.
Sock it To Me is an immensely listenable album. Colleen Green is a one-woman show that doesn't disappoint.
Written by Emily Ewen, Radio K volunteer.
Colleen Green - "Time in the World"