With the album opener “Shameless,” the listener is immediately plunged into the signature upbeat pop punk that is We Were Sharks’ specialty. This sound first came to the forefront on the band’s breakout hit “Bridge Burner” from 2015’s Not a Chance, which has garnered more than four million plays on Spotify.
The Ottawa, Canada quintet continue to showcase their energetic approach on the title track of New Low as the vocals of frontman Randy Frobel combine with the hooks of guitarists Jason Mooney and Colin Jacques further cement Canada’s Capital city as a hotbed of talent. “Burning House” is the closest thing to a ballad on the record while “Ashley (Pt. 2)” continues the saga started on 2018’s Lost Touch.
We Were Sharks’ story is one of perseverance as the band has navigated member changes, label switches and the music industry with all of its inherent ups and downs for the last decade. This tenacity brings hope to longtime supporters and new fans alike as We Were Sharks continue their journey that shows no signs of coming to an end anytime soon.