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Track Review: The All-American Rejects, 'Beekeeper's Daughter'


"Beekeeper's Daughter" (3:33)
Producer: Greg Wells
Writers: The All-American Rejects
Publishers: Smells Like Phys Ed Music, Universal Music MGB Songs
DGC/Interscope Records

"Monogamy's not a part of me/And I know I'm lyin' and it's just a sin," confesses All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter on "Beekeeper's Daughter," a bittersweet tune off the alt-pop-rock group's upcoming fourth album, "Kids In The Street." Although the lyrics fall in line with the Rejects' usual emotional sensitivities, the band's sound has moved from earlier, more driving tracks like "Swing, Swing" and "Move Along" to a glossier power-pop sound here. Ritter finds himself confused, facing a common "leave or stay" dilemma with his lover. But while the lyrics have Ritter searching for answers, the melodies confidently amble through the song's sugary hook. "Beekeeper's Daughter" may lack the raw, earnest energy of earlier Rejects work, but it's a fun and memorable romp that brings out the best of their pop side.

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