Someone analyzed every line on Four Year Strong’s new album to find out who sings more, Alan or Dan

One of the best things about Massachusetts popcore quartet Four Year Strong is their unique dual-vocals setup. Both Dan O’Connor and Alan Day share mic duties, resulting in some seriously memorable lyrical tradeoffs and surprisingly crisp harmonies and neat vocal layering. But have you ever wondered, dear reader, just who sings more in the band? Reddit user MajikToast did, so he decided to analyze Four Year Strong’s new, self-titled album—line by line, vocal by vocal. Seriously. He explains just how he did it:

“I copied the lyrics into Excel, listened to the song, then added 1 point to either Dan or Alan with each line… My initial hypothesis was that I felt Dan had more lines in their earlier albums and Alan has been gaining more lines in their recent work. Turns out, this album shows they’re pretty much dead even. Maybe I’m thinking Alan’s vocals are a bit sharper than Dan’s smoother voice, so Alan stands out on their shared lines.”

Because it’s important to show your work, here is his track-by-track breakdown of each song’s vocal splits and overlaps (click for a larger version):


So if you’re more of a Dan fan, “I Hold Myself In Contempt” is the track for you:

Now if Alan is more of your jam, check out “We All Float Down Here” stat:

Of course, if you don’t want to choose, there’s always “The Sound Of Your Heart,” which is almost a 50/50 split vocally:

If you doubt MajikToast’s expert analysis and wanna count for yourself, or you just need a reason to go nuts in the pit, go see FYS this fall with Defeater. Dates:

w/Defeater, Expire & Speak Low (full band)
Sept 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Sept 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Sept 3 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sept 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Sept 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (no Expire)
Sept 6 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Sept 8 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sept 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept 11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sept 12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

w/Defeater, Expire & My Iron Lung
Sept 14 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Sept 15 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre
Sept 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sept 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sept 18 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Sept 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Works
Sept 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Sept 22 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sept 23 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio

w/Defeater, Superheaven & Elder Brother (acoustic)
Sept 25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sept 26 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Sept 27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Sept 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell
Sept 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
Sept 30 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
Oct 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Oct 2 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Oct 3 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live
Oct 4- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 6 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 7 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Oct 8 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto
Oct 9 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Oct 10 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Oct 11 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs