Faithful to their name, Rocket sends us shooting through time at mad speed, all the way back to the ’90s and their distinctive pop-punk vibes, with their throwback single “Giants.”
The song has all the makings of a punk anthem that adolescents sing at the top of their lungs – it thrums like a powerful engine that would seemingly never run out, melodic guitar riffs from which stream playfulness and frivolous joy, lyrics that carry the spirit of rebellion, and a lead singer whose voice and style of singing are the embodiment of free-spirited panache.
“Giants” is a cluster of energy that demands to be unleashed and ridden, all the way to ’90s nostalgia, independence of some sort, or simple, meaningless revelry. Whichever the case, the destination is one of positivity.
Rocket certainly have a lot of potential, and considering “Giants” was produced by Grammy-nominated Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Pink, Neon Trees) and engineered by Doug Grean (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), they might be the chosen ones to revive the classic pop-punk that the modern music scene has been lacking.