The song is musically tight but over the years Skiba vocals get worse and worse. It doesn't help that his lyrics get lamer and lamer.
If this record has 6 Dan songs I'll be happy. While Skiba has peaked as a singer and a writer Dan is just getting starting. His voice and words are getting stronger and better. Dan's songs are the reason to buy these newer Alk3 records.
This. This so, so much. Mercy Me was the last good song that Matt Skiba wrote. His songs on the last two albums as well as his other projects have been absolute garbage, however Dan is getting better and better.
When I got into this band like ten years ago or whatever, I felt that Dan was a terrible songwriter and singer and that Alkaline Trio should really be the Matt Skiba show. It's crazy how much that has changed over the last few records.