“If you’re into the whole recent mainstream pop punk revival, then you’ve probably heard of Magnolia Park, who are one of the best bands bringing this sound back right now.” BrooklynVegan
“Magnolia Park are unique talents with the ability to make dance-worthy bops about heavy issues.” MTV News
“their songs hit on the disconnection and disaffection that we all swim in daily, injecting their pop punk hooks with urgency.” Afropunk
Florida pop-punk band Magnolia Park add another instalment to their ever-expanding discography with new music video “Addison Rae.” Inspired by everyone’s favourite Tik-Tok star, the track’s infectiously catchy melody is in the same vein as classic Fall Out Boy or Yellowcard, equipped with clever lyricism, anthemic sing-along hooks and effective rhymes that are bound to play on a loop in your brain all day. Guitarist Tristan Torres explains further,
“Addison Rae brings you back to the height of 2000’s Pop-Punk with its infectious chorus and unbelievably catchy lyrics that make you want to learn every word.”
Since forming in Orlando, Florida, in 2019, the six-piece act—vocalist Joshua Roberts, guitarists Tristan Torres and Freddie Criales, bassist Jared Kay, drummer Joe Horsham and keyboardist Vincent Ernst—have released an EP, mixtape and handful of singles and toured with everyone from Sum 41 to Simple Plan as a way to bring their upbeat brand of pop-punk to the masses.
While Magnolia Park’s music is at times lighthearted, the diverse act are also serious about spreading a message of inclusivity and inspiring other kids like them to start bands as a form of creative expression. “Our goal when we’re together is to make sure the next generation doesn’t have to face as much racial backlash for being a rock band,” Torres explains. “In the industry, people look at us a certain way and try to impose things on us—and we want to make sure the next generation of rock bands don’t have to go through what we’ve been through.”
With just under 1 million streams per week, Magnolia Park has been on a non-stop touring schedule that has found them sharing stages with pop-punk stalwarts, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Waterparks and State Champs. The band is also kicking off a tour with A Day To Remember starting October 1st in Florida, and ending in Irvine, CA on October 28th.