Let’s face it. It’s been 8 years and “Shake It” is still stuck in our heads. But, lo and behold, Metro Station is back and better than ever.

The pop-rock band, that we all thought vanished into thin air, is comprised of front men Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso. The two were introduced in 2006 when their siblings, Miley and Mitchel, were costars on the Disney TV show, “Hannah Montana.”

In 2007, not long after the band was formed, they released their eponymous album, which was positively received by the public. Songs like “Shake It” and “Seventeen Forever” were definitely 2007 anthems. With Metro Station’s increasing fame, personal issues erupted, eventually causing the band to part ways in 2011. Sad times.

Nonetheless, both singers continued to work on solo projects—Cyrus started the band, Ashland High, while Musso continued releasing music under the Metro Station moniker.

In an epic power move, Cyrus and Musso decided to put the past behind them and reconcile their friendship in October of 2013. With that, the original Metro Station was reborn.

According to Musso, everything in the past is history. “We’re just growing up,” he explained. See how mature he is?

That being said, Metro Station’s new music is consistent with their old genre. They are proud of their past and are sticking with what they are known for—electro-pop, upbeat tunes.

Cyrus and Musso may have changed since 2007, but one thing that remains the same is the music. Eight years later, Metro Station is still the same band we know and love.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to see Metro Station at District N9NE in Philadelphia and they did not disappoint. The set list combined many classic favorites  (like “Seventeen Forever” and radio hit “Shake It”) along with some new, catchy tunes (like “She Likes Girls” and “Love & War”) from their latest EP, Gold.

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Between the flashing lights, cool beats, and Cyrus and Musso’s energy on stage, the crowd was going wild. It was by far one of the most upbeat, entertaining concerts I have ever attended.

As one of the first bands that introduced me to the alternative, pop-punk music scene in high school, Metro Station’s return was so clutch.

According to Musso, “It’s an interesting time in the music industry, and we need people doing the right thing.”

The concert was just further confirmation of the band’s comeback, and it felt like the eight-year hiatus never even happened. Clearly, Metro Station is doing something right.

  1. Control
  2. She Likes Girls
  3. Seventeen Forever
  4. Now That We’re Done
  5. Forever Young
  6. Kelsey
  7. Wish We Were Older
  8. Love & War
  9. Shake It