- Words Cal McIntyre
Bristol boys, Bad Sounds, are diving into 2020 head-first with the release of their latest track 'Permanent' which is an anthem of self-acceptance and personal growth.
Since Bad Sounds released their debut album in 2018 the band have clearly matured which is evident in their evolving sound, particularly when it comes to the release of ‘Permanent’ from their upcoming EP ‘Escaping From a Violent Time Vol.1’.
The EP, recorded in an old prison cell in Bristol, aims to create an honest and genuine representation of where the band are in life without any outside interference. Speaking on the track, the Bristol band revealed, “It’s primarily about acceptance- learning how to accept your own shortcomings, and your own personality. Sometimes I feel like I just mirror the people around me in social situations, and started to worry that I didn’t even really have a personality of my own.”
The underlying thread of the new empowering track is ultimately acceptance of yourself and the flaws that we all have. Whilst Bad Sound’s pop soundscape may appear fun and catchy, the themes and narratives they tackle in their work is what makes them so refreshing – who said you can’t dance whilst being reflective of who you are and where you’re at in life? Sometimes dancing is the best medicine.
The five-piece band, fronted by brothers Callum & Ewan, are a hybrid of interests & influences that weaver between hip-hop, rock, electronica and pop music into a sound that is entirely their own.
Dig into the premiere below and prepare more Bad Sounds 2020.