5 Pierce The Veil Songs You’ll Enjoy If You Love New Generation Punk

If you’re into the latest wave of punk music, you’re gonna dig Pierce The Veil‘s one-of-a-kind sound. This rock band from San Diego has come a long way since their skate-punk days and has created a signature style that mixes pop, hardcore, and ‘Mexicore.’ Let’s dive into five of their tracks that you won’t wanna miss!

1. Hold On Till May

‘Hold On Till May’ is a beautifully crafted song featuring a female vocal, with the studio version showcasing Lindsey Starney from Oh No Fiasco, and live performances including Jemma McDougal from Tonight Alive. Frontman Vic Fuentes penned this track for a friend, inspired by her story of feeling neglected as a child. He explained the story in an interview with Kerrang.

Fuentes shared:

“This girl was telling me a story about when she was a kid growing up. She was sort of neglected as a child, and she told me about how she would run away and climb up this tree and hide from her parents and just wait to see if they would have a look for her. They wouldn’t even know or care if she was gone. It was super sad for her that nobody ever cared if she was there or not. I thought it was such a heartbreaking story; it made me so sad, so I wrote that song for her.”

2. Bulletproof Love

Get ready for ‘Bulletproof Love,’ a song that explores the dark side of obsession. Fuentes crafted lyrics that sound like a suicide note, revealing his attraction to happy tunes with morbid lyrics. This captivating track contrasts its upbeat melody with the intense emotions behind it.

3. Resilience

Throughout their fifth studio album, released in 2023, you’ll find Easter eggs and glimpses of Vic’s personality, making it an even more engaging listening experience. ‘Resilience’ showcases this quality by kicking off with a quote from the film ‘Dazed and Confused,’ which Fuentes adores, as he mentions to Kerrang.

In an interview, he explained:

“Growing up, a lot of my favorite punk bands always did that stuff. They would have movie quotes, or there’d be some cool quote, and then all of a sudden, the song would start. And I just love that. That was a little throwback.”

4. Besitos

‘Besitos,’ a song with strong Latin influences, delves into Fuentes’ relationship with a girl he repeatedly hurt. Written from her perspective, the track provides an intimate look into the emotional turmoil he caused. The title, meaning ‘kisses’ in Spanish, further emphasizes the band’s Mexican heritage and the unique blend of styles they bring to their music. For fans of new-generation punk, this song is a must-listen.

5. Sambuka

Taken from their 2016 album ‘Misadventures,’ ‘Sambuka’ is an energetic track that showcases Pierce the Veil’s signature post-hardcore sound. The song is a reflection of the band’s experiences with maintaining stable relationships while constantly touring and performing. As a testament to the struggles of life on the road, ‘Sambuka’ is a relatable and captivating addition to the playlist of any punk lover.

Pierce the Veil has continuously pushed the boundaries of the punk genre, blending elements of pop, hardcore, and Mexican heritage to create a sound that is uniquely their own. These five songs – ‘Hold On Till May,’ ‘Bulletproof Love,’ ‘Resilience,’ ‘Besitos,’ and ‘Sambuka’ – offer a glimpse into the band’s evolution, showcasing their diverse influences and exceptional songwriting abilities. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the world of new-generation punk, these tracks are sure to leave a lasting impression and have you coming back for more.