What wins over so many of us when it comes to “Bad and Better Angels,” however, is the song’s perfect balance of melody and lyricism. As we tap along to that deceptively happy beat, we listen carefully to a message that reminds us that we are all heathens. All of us flawed souls desperately looking for even more flawed souls so that we can call them out, and somehow feel better about ourselves.
Front Page captures not just anxieties of parenthood and growing old, but unique challenges of latching onto those anxieties in the age when the world’s future feels murky. Front Page for the Modern Age wants to let us know that everything is going to be okay, but it also doesn’t want to bullshit us.