[Listening Party] The Classic Kids – ‘Forever Strong’

New York City four piece, The Classic Kids, have unleashed a killer debut EP, Forever Strong, today! Comprised of Eric James, Max Dean, Mattyboy and Mikey G, The Classic Kids are a combination of none other than classic 80’s electro-pop, retro and modern alt-pop, making them the band to watch during 2016!

Perhaps what drew my attention to these up-and-comers was their refreshing honesty, especially during the opening lines of the anthemic “Drive,” – “Sometimes I don’t feel right in this world ’cause love is a dying art.” There’s more where that came from, I’m sure!

We dived in to the Forever Strong EP with The Classic Kids themselves with an exclusive track-by-track commentary.


“Drive” to us is a song that embodies just living life to the fullest with your friends when everything else has you down. We feel that the track signifies a time in our lives where we discovered true camaraderie and appreciation for the ones who have stuck by us through thick and thin.

“Just Begun”
“Just Begun” was the first song that we co-wrote and recorded with Christian Medice. It is a feel good song that is about never giving up and how sometimes you need to shut out the world to focus on what’s important to you. We like this track because we feel it can affect people in many different ways.

“We Had It All”
“We Had It All” is a song about how hindsight is 20/20 when it comes to past relationships. When you reflect on things it is easy to convince yourself of lies about how things fell apart and maybe lose sight of the good aspects. We wanted to be subtle yet descriptive on the topic and leave the rest to the audience.

“No Matter The Distance”
“No Matter The Distance” is a very anthemic song about how a promise has no distance. That you can still love someone and have a great relationship if you give it your all. We feel that nowadays loyalty isn’t necessarily common and we wanted to have a positive anthem.

Forever Strong is available now here.

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina is the founding editor of The Daily Listening. She's also a professional music nerd for BUZZNET. You'll most likely find her where she finds most of her inspiration: introverting in her bedroom with her music collection and a pair of headphones.