For Closure Drops Electrifying Single “Careful What You Wish For” Ahead of Debut LP For Closure
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

For Closure’s latest single “Careful What You Wish For” combines punk energy and power-pop melodies to explore themes of love, betrayal, and karmic retribution, showcasing their seasoned expertise and setting the stage for their debut LP.

In a scene saturated with flavors of the week, For Closure emerges as an authentic taste of punk’s raw energy with power-pop’s infectious melodies. Their latest single, "Careful What You Wish For," leans heavily on their collective experience and prowess, hinting at the promise of their forthcoming debut LP set to release later this year.

Fronted by the enigmatic Gizz Lazlo, whose storied past includes stints with U.K. Subs, Dr. Know, and The Freeze, For Closure is a supergroup born from the dissolution of For Sale. Joining Lazlo are guitarist Luis Estefania (F.Y.P., Rhythm Collision), producer/drummer Wal Rashidi (Jr. Juggernaut, Turning Violet), bassist Steve Wilenkin (Dead Man’s Life), and guitarist Marc Maxey (Sloth Fist). This seasoned lineup brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the table, crafting a sound that's both nostalgic and forward-thinking.

"Careful What You Wish For" delves into the turbulent waters of unrequited love, betrayal, and karmic retribution. Lazlo’s poignant lyrics paint a vivid picture of heartbreak and disillusionment. The narrative follows a lover who, upon discovering their partner's infidelity, grapples with the decision to stay or leave. The ultimate choice to walk away, leaving behind a message of karmic justice, resonates deeply, reflecting a universal theme of love lost and lessons learned.

Musically, the track is a masterclass in balancing gritty, lo-fi aesthetics with polished production. Fuzzy guitars and punchy drums drive the song forward, while Lazlo’s vocal delivery conveys a mix of vulnerability and defiance. It’s a sound that recalls the melodic hooks of Samiam and Superchunk, with the emotional depth of Alkaline Trio.

For Closure’s formation in 2023 marked a new chapter for its members, allowing them to reinvent themselves while staying true to their roots. Their live shows have quickly garnered attention, with upcoming dates in Las Vegas, Oakland, and Oceanside set to further solidify their reputation as a powerhouse in the punk and power-pop scenes.

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