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Southern Air is the sound of emo growing up. Yellowcard formed in 1997, so the members of the Jacksonville, Fla.–based quintet were well into their 30s when its eighth studio album came out. And while the songs on Southern Air are still taut and buoyant with a youthful exuberance, they’re also nicely balanced with thoughtful lyrics that go well beyond the band’s bygone muse-in-a-mall topics. “Awakening” finds Ryan Key looking to the future and accepting that a man can (and sometimes should) embrace his own change. “Always Summer” sticks out with dynamic sections where the guitars just disappear and let the bass and drums carry the verse into a chorus that blasts open with contagiously catchy melodies and a violin solo taking center stage, where Ryan Mendez would normally inject a guitar solo. “Here I Am Alive” is another outstanding single, with Key’s most insightful verse to date: "They say you don't grow up/You just grow old/It's safe to say I haven't done both/I've made mistakes I know." “Ten” is another commendable tune with acoustic guitars and gut-knotting lyrics.

Customer Reviews

They've done it again!

I've been following Yellowcard's musical evolution for the better half of a decade and each album they release highlights a new level of maturity and complexity. Southern Air is no exception to this. There's a song on this album for everyone. From the upbeat "poppy" songs Always Summer and Here I Am Alive to the guitar-shredding fast-paced brilliance of Rivertown Blues. Singer, Ryan Key, also allows us an insight into one of his more personal life experiences with the heartbreakingly sweet song Ten. If you're a fan of Yellowcard, this is a must have album. It's beautifully brilliant.

Setting new standards.

Yellowcards newest is an absolute ripper of an album. Their musical abilities have evolved massively over the years and this album is proof of it. Cannot get enough of this album, everyone should give it a listen!

Album of the decade!!

Love every song. Best album i've bought!


Formed: 1997 in Jacksonville, FL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The punk-inspired quintet Yellowcard formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997 but didn't solidify their lineup until a move to Southern California in early 2000. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Ryan Key (who had briefly played with Cali-based Craig's Brother), vocalist/violinist Sean Mackin, guitarist Ben Harper, drummer Longineu Parsons, and bassist Warren Cooke, the band officially debuted on wax in 2001 with One for the Kids (Lobster) and returned a year later with the Underdog EP for Fueled by...
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