Papa Roach Have Officially Hopped Aboard the MGK Modern Pop-Punk Train


Yesterday, it was announced that nu-metal legends Papa Roach had a tenth studio album on the way, named Ego Trip. We had stuff to do, so we didn’t get a chance to check out the new single from the album, “Cut The Line,” until this morning. But now we’ve given it a spin, and huh, guess Papa Roach are just a full-on modern pop-punk band now!

The thing about “Cut The Line” is it doesn’t try to be anything other than a pop-punk song. Like, there’s no metal here, there’s no rap like on Infest, it’s just straight-up harmonized vocals, wall-of-melody guitars, and lyrics about listening to the voice inside. It’s definitely modern pop-punk, too, pop-punk after everyone moved to LA and got rich and began incorporating electronic elements into their shit — there’s nothing here about being a loser, or having hope beyond your simple little life, or New Jersey. It’s like Machine Gun Kelly, you know? Pure LA music, where every song’s about a girl who’s so beautiful but who needs to see past these bright city lights and look inside.

Check out “Cut The Line” below. Papa Roach’s Ego Trip comes out April 8th on New Noize Records and is available for preorder. and catch Papa Roach on one of their many upcoming tour dates below.

Papa Roach + Special Guests Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves

March 5 – Salt Lake City – The Great Saltair
March 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
March 8 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
March 9 – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena
March 11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory – LOW TICKETS
March 12 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana – LOW TICKETS
March 13 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – LOW TICKETS
March 15 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy Power House
March 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
March 17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
March 19 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
March 20 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
March 22 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
March 23 – Washington, D.C. – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
March 24 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – LOW TICKETS
March 26 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall – SOLD OUT
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
March 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
March 30 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater

Papa Roach with Special Guest Highly Suspect

May 21 – St Louis, MO – 105.7 The Point “PointFest 2022”
May 22 – Springfield, MO – The Shrine Mosque
May 24 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
May 26 – San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena

Festival and Special Appearances

April 1 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Pa’l Norte
April 2 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Pa’l Norte
April 4 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center ^
May 19 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville Festival
May 28 – Houston, TX – 94.5 KTBZ Presents BuzzFest
May 29 – Dallas, TX – 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD ‘22
July 15 – Mansfield, OH – Inkarceration Festival
October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

^ Special Show with SIMPLE PLAN and Emo Nite

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