If I’m honest, I don’t like sad or melancholic music much. I know many people use sad music as an expression, but I’ve just never been one of them. If I’m sad, listening to sad music makes an even sadder me, so for the sake of self-care, I avoid it at all costs.
However, bdrmm’s album Bedroom has tickled a part of me I didn’t know I had. They’ve got me loving the sad, and questioning my self-care habit of avoiding sad music. Maybe everyone needs to sink into a dark cloud of a melancholic album every once in a while...or at least this one.
The band describes themselves as “five good boys,” consisting of Ryan Smith, Jordan Smith, Joe Vickers, Danny Hull, and Luke Irvin. “Momo” is the introductory song that sucks you into their sound, setting the stage for the entire album. It’s a subtle instrumental song that invokes strong emotion without words.
Check out the rest of the album. It’s a seamless journey spanning themes of the band’s early twenties. It feels like a roller coaster of youth’s emotions, and they’ve communicated those themes in such an accurate way, and in a way that even someone who doesn’t like sad music can appreciate.