Following on from lead single Lived A Lie, the most commercially successful single release from the band thus far, Fresh Start Fever jumps immediately into fast moving verse emphasising vocal qualities over subdued guitars and restrained drums.
This verse leads into the hooking refrain, keeping the tempo high and building nicely to the kick in at the chorus, where fans are greeted by the chant-friendly lyrics: “And it’s a fresh start fever/ who would want to be here. Welcome to the future/ dream a little bigger.”
Neatly controlled guitar riffs and symbol work continues to impress between choruses and refrains, while the overall tone of the track feels built upon, or rather matured from, the the likes of previous work Loverboy and ‘Hold Me Down’ track The Consequence.
A pressing, urgent feel comes from the instrumental effort throughout, no more so than when the impressive pre-chorus enters late on, giving a sublime lead up to the exiting chorus.
An addictive number overall that shows a fresh fluidity and retains enough elements from the wonderful Sinners Never Sleep template to keep fans excited for 27 January.