With a career spanning over 13 years, Short Stack have cemented themselves as one of Australia’s most successful and prominent punk-rock acts. The Central Coast trio have ridden a whole lot of highs and lows, but they’re still going strong with the band confirming the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album.
With ‘Maybe There’s No Heaven’ slated for a February 25 release, the band have captured their evolution within 10 punchy and timely tracks. And one of those addictive new moments is the break-up anthem ‘Love You Like I Used To’. Reinterpreting their classic pop-punk sound, this track feels like a nod to ‘Stack Is The New Black’ with a mature sonical reflection of that time in the bands life. The dark and brooding track begins quite soft and tender before building into this big anthemic punk-rock hook.
Reflecting on the end of a relationship, they explore the realisation that you just don’t love that person the same way that you used to. You keep going back to them but the issues don’t get resolved, and you end up in the continuous cycle of being heartbroken. “But I don’t love you like I used to. Maybe I’ve got issues. All of them are you” lead singer Shaun Diviney sings during the chorus.
With the intention for it to be a sad party anthem, they’ve really nailed that brief. There is this strong and distinct contrast between the electric and upbeat production of the chorus with the heartbroken lyrics that hit close to home. It’s a song that is going to instantly become a highlight in their live set and we can’t wait to witness it.