You know Gabe Saporta, frontman of the solid pop band Cobra Starship, like best friends with Pete Wentz of the Fallin Boys, teen heart throb, myspace visionary, mid level mainstream icon, a dude who will probably still be able to get tickets to MTV award shows for another year or two if his agent calls early enough. Generally cool dude that makes fun music and has good times. So its hard to believe that before he became this:
He was THIS:
Part of sad emo punk band Midtown. One of those bands with fans who like them cause ‘they mean sooo much to me’ like exclusively. I lyric searched a song at random, and this first one had a lot of lulzy/sad lines like:
“I don’t care where you come from/If it’s awful there,
All of us are alone, I forget where I come from/And I don’t care”
“So what’s wrong?/I think too much, I don’t want to fuck you/I don’t want to touch, I just want to fill you with regret/I’ve said it all before, it’s pointless”
So angsty and deep. sex is so pointless right? I’m totally empty insiiide likea big oceannn. I just want to sit in my room until high school is overrr. Would never guess that some bro this sad and loserish would be able to turn his life around and make fun pop music, but he totally did! Another JAM example:
Midtown understandably broke up because they didn’t really have a big fanbase and people were losing interest in them. Then Gabe started Cobra Starship after doing a bunch of peyote and going on a vision quest. Not sure if I would recommend that right away, but can’t argue with results. Dude has made a solid amount of hits, got to the billboard top five, and gets to work with sexy Rihanna-lites like Sabi, with extreme cuteness levels. Very jealous.
Mmmm, so fine. So for every sad, way serious, preachy, I’ve-got-life-figured-out-at-20-let-me-tell-you-about-it tr00 pop punk bro that thinks ‘real music‘ is a thing and gets high off not having any fun, there is some hope. If sad lil Gabe Saporta can overcome his angsty fake-deep phase and become the fun pop music making chill bro he is, anyone can! And I guess the only side effect is sad lonely teenagers being really bitter you got on with your life. Not bad at all.