Hey, remember earlier this summer when we joked about how Nickelback posted three seconds of a song that sounded like metalcore? Well, this song is out. It’s called “San Quentin” and honestly… is it a bit heavy? For a Nickelback song? Somehow ?
Will the melody blow your mind? No. Are the lyrics gouda level cheese? Yeah. Does this look like it should be played before an episode of WWE Raw? Sure. Will this song make an absolute fucking bank as it worms its way onto the airwaves like an airborne pathogen infecting soccer moms and beer drinking dads nationwide trying to reconnect to their young “rockers” and stay relevant to their children? Abso-damn-lutely.
And that’s really all that matters in the end for the band. They know how to write a catchy song that stays on top of the charts for weeks and weeks at a time. Talk about Chad Kroeger all you want. Make jokes about her graaaaapppphhhh or stupid photoshop shit on a music video screenshot. They laugh all the way to the bank and play in sold-out arenas while most of us morons drag our withered husks of human life from home to work and back only to repeat the process ad nauseum until that we gracelessly rid ourselves of this deadly coil.
Still, if you can face the reality of post-pandemic, pre-Water Wars life at this point, you can at least endure Nickelback for three and a half minutes to see what the fuss was all about. Even if you hate it, your unique view on YouTube won’t matter in their overall campaign of pop culture and rock radio dominance.