Following on from their successful debut, Double Dare, Texas pop-rock trio Waterparks are heading in a new direction, leaning more towards synth-pop and steering away from their traditional pop-punk influences.
Tantrum is by far the best track on the album, featuring a computerised voice and a heavy guitar chorus. The first single released was Blonde, a high-energy bop that embodies classic Waterparks with catchy hooks in the vocal melodies and an electronic-infused soundscape.
The second single, Lucky People, is an incredibly cheesy acoustic ballad and hard to get into on the first listen.
As much as I loved some of the heavier tracks, in my opinion this album fell short. But, whilst Entertainment may never live up to its predecessor, you have to give Waterparks credit for using experimental sounds and proving that they’re not just another pop-punk band.
Words by Beth Nicholls