Limp Bizkit dropped their first new song in seven years, the bouncy 'dad swag anthem' Dad Vibes today.
Featuring lyrical gems like "Hot dad riding in on a rhino/Got the roll-under-rap with the dad vibes/Now everybody bounce with the franchise/Come on" and "Dad got the sag in the back with a drip/Come and get a sip (la-di-da)" rapped against a trademark Limp Bizkit soundscape, the band seems to be diving headfirst into the gimmick of being 'dads' to the new Nu-metal scene.
Now that Dad Vibes is out in the wild, we thought the only reliable way to gauge whether or not it truly nailed those Dad Vibes was to ask a bunch of actual Dad's (including our own) to listen to Dad Vibes for the first time and give us their immediate review. The results are a mixed bag of peak Dad speak.
Positive Dad Vibes
"Dude, that is sick. That's awesome! I added it to my playlist after the first minute!'
Rohan, 35 Dad of 1.
Catchy AF! I wish the guitar was a bit up in the mix.
Luke, 40, Dad of 1.
This made me so happy. I need an album."
Pete, 41, Dad of 4.
Matt, 36, Dad of 1/Fred Durst in Significant Other
Daddy says YES!!!
Ben, 36, Dad of 1
Negative Dad Vibes
"It made me want to barbeque my ears and mow my phone. Not the sort of music you'd mow your lawn to. Now Rise Against, there's a band you could set your watch to." -
Jay, 39, Dad of 2/owner of Deathmatch DownUnder
"Durst trying to snap a lol at the lack of sex appeal synonymous with dads... yet playing right into the simp-fetish. Fails to mention Dad-bods, receding hairlines, difficulty getting out of comfortable seats and a complete lack of dad-jokes make this a hard swing-and-a-miss."
Sean, 42, Dad of 2/bassplayer Antiskeptic
"Fred's look freaked me out last month and this song verifies that Fred and I are two very different styles of 'Dad'.
Chris, 38, Dad of 1/host Dug By Us
"Sounds like they wrote it via ZOOM TBH. Not into it. I miss John Otto - and Wes's guitar. "
Anonymous, Dad of 1.
Confused Dad Vibes
"What about, lyrics or music? I don't understand a single word. This is not for Indian Dad."
Barun, 64, Dad of 2.
WAP Dad Vibes
"I feel like Fred listened to WAP twenty times and then wrote this "
Rob, 30, Dad of 2.
Listen to Dad Vibes below.
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