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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Cross Bridges” - june

There’s something about a comeback that gets me so excited to listen to music, and the band june is coming back stronger than before! After a hiatus of nearly three years, our ears were blessed with their latest single, “Cross Bridges.” The song, from how I interpreted it, is about facing difficult situations and coming out stronger in the end. The message translates similarly to june’s return as a band. This song was super fun, and even had a killer animated music video accompaniment. You can tell a lot of thought and care went into the making and release of this song. The chorus is also written very well! “Bout time that I face it / Cause there’s no other way out / Cross bridges, cross bridges / First I’ve gotta take it.”

I think as far as comeback songs go, this one checks every box. Killer lyrics (check), alluring vocals (double check), and an entertaining music video (triple check)! I really want to give kudos to the animators for the music video! For me, I tend to gain a deeper appreciation for music when I can tell a lot of care and dedication went into making the music video. And for “Cross Bridges,” it’s obvious. It gave off the same vibe as an adult swim show, while also being able to display everyone’s personalities clearly through their characters. I absolutely loved everything about this song and video, genuinely, hats off.

june is a band that first started releasing music in 2019, starting with their hit debut single, “Chills,” which currently has around 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Up until 2021, the band released six more singles, two of them being acoustic versions. However, despite the hiatus, the band continued to rack in streams on their previous songs. As of today, on Spotify they get around 190,000 monthly streams. Their biggest single, “A Little Messed Up,” has almost 30 million total streams! And fans can expect more to come in 2024, including the band finally releasing their debut album! I think the response to this band’s long-awaited return speaks volumes, and I can’t wait to hear what else they have in store for us.

Written By Isabel Mays



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