A menacing lead guitar and a simple kickdrum hint at danger. The sudden swell of a drum fill and we settle into the noisy guitar groove of the song.
The vibe suggests the best parts of early The Strokes without all the useless posing and sneering swagger. We also get major Pete Yorn vibes and we aren’t mad about it.
Bloomr – the side project of Baltimore’s Steven Webb and Brian Scott of defenders – will soon release their new single Vamonos and it’s a post-modern rock and roll ditty that suggests all of the finer aspects of the early 2000s rock and roll movement.
Vamanos let’s get away from here
I think it’s time we set aside the fear
Unlike the last time.
The vocal is buried deep under layers of fuzzy guitar, causing the listener to lean into the song to get a little closer to the material. The words are simple and create space for interpretation; it’s not clear what we need to get away from, but this leaves ample room for the listener to embed their own experiences or soul challenges into the lyrics. Sometimes it’s the simplest of sentiments that do the most work for the songwriter because they leave room for this audience connection. The best songs often avoid overly specific lyrics that can exclude the listener from hearing themselves the story and this is the case with Vamonos. We have all been situations or places that we need to get away motivation and Vamonos by Bloomr provides the perfect fuzzy guitar-laden soundtrack to escape.