As someone who has kept up with the band since the days of â€œSwing Swingâ€, the intro to this song leaves me shocked that I am hearing The All-American Rejects. The opening and bouncy beat definitely channel Smash Mouth, when upon further research I discovered this song was produced by Eric Valentine, who also produced some Smash Mouth singles.
Minus the distinct vocals I have come to count on from Tyson Ritter, this song doesnâ€™t give me the same vibe as any of their previous works. â€œGives You Hellâ€ is absolutely a way more pop, radio-savvy song than some of the heavier ballad type songs we were given on Move Along. The lyrics are witty and way brasher than any other song from someone with a â€œPaper Heartâ€. The crowd yelling along at the end truly seals the deal for me in believing that this song will glide effortlessly onto the radio with feverish reception.
The All-American Rejects (from When the World Comes Down) â€œGives You Hellâ€ / 2008 Universal / www.universalmusic.com /