Written by Courtney Paolicchi
On their third album, PS I Love You have created their own unique style of modernized rock in For Those Who Stay. While vocalist Paul Saulnier has a coarseness to his voice, the band chooses to downplay the vocals in favour of the instrumental parts, especially guitar. This pays off greatly in offsetting Saulnier’s high voice, balancing out the songs. The lyrics are understated in a way that compliments the music’s composition, though inhibits the narrative of the songs. The calculated discord of For Those Who Stay marks the band’s place as a forerunner of modern rock.