“Nothing Lasts Forever” by Kyoto Protocol

Is it true that nothing lasts forever? If so, is rock and roll truly dead? After years without new music, Kyoto Protocol steps out from a musical dry spell with a new single, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” The track pays homage to rock n’ roll legends Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, and Kurt Cobain. “Nothing Lasts Forever” is the lifelong dedication to misfits, outsiders, and the non-conformists who don’t fit into just any genre. 

What’s left of us misfits?
The dead end
They’ve stopped listening at us too
We’ve stopped listening

“Nothing Lasts Forever” speaks to the fact that people and their way of life do not just dissipate, hence rock n’ roll is here to stay. Kyoto Protocol has dedicated themselves to making music throughout their life. Starting more than ten years ago, they have grown immensely. The band has opened for The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, and Tenacious D! The song is undoubtedly a statement piece that the band is not going anywhere anytime soon. Their devout fan base in their home country of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is not only excited about the release but is also validating that the era of rock n’ roll is far from over. 

Our favorite tunes are ageless
The past tense
They’ve stopped listening, what of you?
Are you listening?

Kyoto Protocol’s popularity is climbing to new heights, and “Nothing Lasts Forever” is what listeners need for motivation and the reminder that the misfits are alive and well.

This track is reminiscent (or reminded me) of the song “Spirit” by Future Islands. Their sound is a mixture of high energy and low vocals demonstrated by singer and guitarist Fuad Alhabshi. So, turn on “Nothing Last Forever” to feel seen, heard, and enjoy another ageless tune!

Nothing Lasts Forever

Reviewed by Abeni Moreno





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