Emotional indie-pop gets a fuzzy, ethereal facelift by Basement Revolver on “Words,” the second single from the Ontario band’s forthcoming first EP. Written during frontwoman Chrisy Hurn’s final semester at university, her smooth, lackadaisical vocals aptly convey her apathy about the mundane meaninglessness of school’s long days and labored sentences.
Ample cymbal crash from drummer Brandon Munro, as well as Hurn’s layered, thick guitar strums, add necessary depth and complexity to accompany relatively simple, repetitive lyrics. The track is introspective but still rollicking, offering a sound reminiscent of Yeah Yeah Yeahs in their quieter moments. Typically cute jangly twee chirp goes dark here, and the fact that “Words” takes such a creatively contemplative turn proves that Basement Revolver’s next moves are well worth tracking.
Basement Revolver’s debut EP will be released via fear of missing out records on July 15.