On January 28, American alternative band Bad Suns released their new album “Apocalypse Whenever”. The group, made up of members Christo Bowman, Gavin Bennett, Miles Morris and Ray Libby are known for their hit albums such as “Disappear Here” and “Language & Perspective”.
Their distinctive rock band sound has helped them develop a large, loyal following over the years. The band’s spokesman, Christo Bowman, said he owes the inspiration for their sound to the many musical influences he grew up listening to as a child.
“I really stumbled upon Blink-182 when I was younger and from then on, because of the song ‘All of This’ with Robert Smith, my dad made me super into The Cure, and that was kind of the second band I’ve ever really fallen in love with,” Bowman said in an interview with Earworm Digital when announcing the next album in November 2021. my current time that I really fell in love with on a deep level… We love all that stuff, but yeah those staples: U2, The Police, Depeche Mode, The Cure, all that stuff. And there’s so much more, but those are important things to us.
Regarding the marketing of this new album and the meaning of the cover, Bad Suns wanted to experiment with contrasting ideas of the future and the past.
“I think a lot of the music on this album is kind of forward looking, and with the visuals we kind of wanted to play with elements of nostalgia as well as futuristic elements at the same time,” said Bowman in the interview.
Thematically, many of the songs on the album are a message of living in the moment under uncertain circumstances. Lyrics about finding joy in life’s little moments and choosing not to be afraid are common themes throughout the music and in every record there is a sense that time is of the essence.
For example, songs like “Summer Lightning”, “When the World Was Mine”, and “Heaven Is a Place In My Head”, serve as upbeat tracks to liven up a room and help forget about worries for a while.
As a Bad Suns fan, I found listening to this album a lot of fun in terms of the beat, the lyrics, and the messages behind each song. The album definitely feels like a story of a person documenting different experiences in their life in terms of emotional response and then reflecting on how they felt at those times in order to make the best possible decisions in the future for her and his. joy.
At the end of the album, there’s a nice sense of closure in the last song because it’s about someone finding what matters most to them in life, which is to be there for his loved ones no matter what.
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