B-Sides and Badlands
- between the cracks of indie-music
What happens when all the good music dries up? Founder + Editor-in-Chief Jason Scott has previous bylines in Billboard, Paste magazine, PopCrush, AXS, Uproxx, Popdust, Rock and Roll Globe, NashvilleGab and countless others.
- music promotion, music writing / blogging, music business, music journalism, music blogging, music interviews, music reviews
- indie rock, indie pop, folk, pop, americana, alt-country
Really nice work, overall. I really enjoy your vocal tone; it's weighted with enough emotion to drag the listener into the story and lyrics. It might veer on being too long for some writers, etc. I know, for me, 4 to 4.5 minute songs can sometimes feel too much. But again, your performance is quite enjoyable, and I like the vocal harmony work here, as well. I like how it mixes styles as well, feeling a bit like country-rock in a way but being undeniably unique to your perspective.
Hi there. Thanks for sending a follow-up song. Quite evocative song with some really fantastic vocal phrasing. I will say I know many B-Sides & Badlands readers are not as into songs of this length; it's hard in this day and age to captivate attention for more than four minutes or so. But excellent work, top to bottom.
Leaning into nostalgia is always a slam dunk. As a debut single, this is quite impressive -- it's sunny, hopeful without being sticky sweet. The video, shot as a home-made video, is a great choice to really showcase your personality and charm. I'd suggest looking into other pubs like Atwood Magazine, GroundSounds, The All Scene Eye, Alternative Addiction + the like.
"Crushing melancholy" would be the best way to describe this. At nearly 6 minutes, it has a feeling over overwhelming dread and loneliness. The black and white makes it have a film noir edge to it, allowing the lyrics to really sink into the skin. Many people might not be able to handle the length, but others will appreciate the artistry to it.