Beauty School Dropout feels as if they appeared out of nowhere, and now, they’re the name on everyone’s lips. Including ours. With support from some of the most legendary musicians in the alternative/emo scene, we’re talking Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Beauty School Dropout is a trio from Southern California. After Colie Hutzler sent a girl a DM to hang out, her boyfriend responded instead, Brent “Beepus” Burdett, the bassist. Add in another guitarist, Bardo Novotny, and BSD was born. After forming in 2020, they’ve released singles, an EP, and an album – and, they’re still going. READY TO EAT, their second record is due to be released on October 13th, but the band just put out a record last year. Last August to be exact. Okay, so we’re officially a BSD stan – we love being this well-fed.
We’ve been religiously playing BSD since their newest single, ‘beautiful waste,’ which has us combing through their discography. So, we wanted to share 3 songs that are just as good as ‘beautiful waste’. Find our thoughts below.
To be fair, we did say that ‘beautiful waste’ was so good, so if you were expecting us not to talk about it, you were wrong. It feels a bit sunnier than the rest of their songs, tapping into their pop-punk side and higher notes. Still, the lyrics are crushing, and that is one of the best things about Beauty School Dropout. They hurt.
‘SEE YOU IN HELL’
The first song off their first record is so deceptive and really, well done. The intro in itself deserves to have a whole article written about it. The fake-out of heavy guitar riffs, making you expect some kind of really heavy riff, the distortion of the drum kit, then, you have the Linkin Park-style electronics before the actual drop. But the drop isn’t nearly as heavy as you’d expect, infused with some electronics and a muffled drum kit, and then… okay, we’ll stop ourselves here.
We know, we know, we’re only really talking about their singles. But, their singles are so good. And so are Beauty School Dropouts. If we haven’t mentioned that yet. The post-hardcore guitars and epic dynamics make this song easily repeatable. Also, the chunky bass in the second verse, into the third chorus, is a bonus.
‘WE MADE PLANS AND GOD LAUGHED’
Their most popular song, but for damn good reason. Excuse our French. The hook in this song is so addictive, the pre-chorus is meticulous, and we love the melody that emerges at the end of the chorus. It’s such a bittersweet song. It’s already been added to our sad times playlist.
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