Riff Police! Pull Over! #18: We Came As Romans Vs The Weekend

It’s pretty obvious that We Came As Romans have a Pop influence somewhere. They’ve spoken of their EDM influence previously and how they’ve brought that to the table with their buried electronics and industrial sounds on the likes of “Encoder”. The Pop influence has seen the band cut versions of “Glad You Came” by The Wanted and “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift for Fearless Records “Punk Goes Pop” series.

Recent album “Cold Like War” featured cut “Two Hands”. A decent song but you may find yourself thinking you’ve heard it before. You have. If you play the first thirty seconds of “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weekend and then play the first thirty seconds of “Two Hands” you’ll realise the similarity is uncanny but different lyrics. Clearly the Punk Goes Pop has been a bigger influence than expected…

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