On the third day of Christmas, idobi gave to me the pop punk collab of my dreams.
Dear State Champs and Neck Deep,
So, I hear you guys are doing a world tour together next year for the citizens of earth. Sounds like youâ€™ll be spending quite a lot of time togetherâ€”on stage, on planes, during (un)comfortably long van drives, pranking each other. Even though you havenâ€™t announced the North American leg of the tour (yet), itâ€™s a match that pop punkers everywhere are pining overâ€”myself included.
You know what would make the tour a perfect score? Doing a collaboration together. Maybe itâ€™ll be a new song, with just the right blend of crooning vocals and glorious hooks, or a cover of Taylor Swift (I mean, did anyone else catch the, â€œBlank Spaceâ€ reference in â€œSecretsâ€?) or even releasing a split EP, just in time to perform it onstage together. State Champs bring in a more pop-influenced sound, as demonstrated by their latest album release, while Neck Deep bring in a slightly heavier sound to the table, creating just the right blend of the two sides to pop punk, along with an already established rapport from past tours. Either way, itâ€™d be a surefire way to amp up the shows youâ€™ve got lined up, being two of the biggest breakthrough bands in the genre.
No pressure or anythingâ€¦yâ€™all are just headed around the world and back.