Honor Society, "Over You"
Honor Society wraps post-breakup angst into a cathartic, three-minute package on "Over You," the opening track from the group's just-released debut album, "Fashionably Late." The song is delivered with fierce precision by band members (and Jonas Brothers protégés) Michael Bruno, Jason Rosen, Andrew Lee and Alexander Noyes. Its production is taut and unabashedly pop but also offers some added spice with a driving backbeat, pulsing synths and guitar licks worthy of arena rock. The lyrics are about stewing over an ex-girlfriend and the vocal riffs are short and smart, leaving space for the music to breathe. In those gaps of silence, inhale shifts to exhale and romantic frustration becomes fun. If this is what a breakup sounds like, it just might be worth the pain.-Sandra Gordon