Alt-pop act Bad Weather adding another explosive piece to their discography with new single ‘Caring Is Cool’, which officially released on July 16.
Led by songwriter and producer Callum Robertson, Bad Weather has seen some serious growth in all aspects of performance, loyal fan base and musical range despite only having released five singles over the past 18 months. Taking influence from an eclectic mix of artists such as Michael Jackson, M83, Bon Iver and The 1975, Bad Weather looks forward - stamping his sound as a cross section of his influences with his own flavour mixed in. Their sound is coined as “reminiscent of an 80’s movie soundtrack crossed with indie-emo vocals”, a statement supported by triple j presenter Dave Ruby Howe, who says that the act is one of the “rising names” in this genre to come out of Australia.
Previously released singles ‘Teenagers In Love’ and ‘All I Know’ garnered a lot of attention and airplay from Triple J Unearthed in the past year. Presenter Pip Rasmussen says, “Bad Weather making some primo indie pop that feels so genuine, talking about connecting and watching life through our screens”.
‘Caring Is Cool’ is, in a word, a breakup song with a tender message. When you first listen to the song, you’re greeted with some gentle acoustic guitar and become cradled with the steady drums and electronic flourishes before you find yourself led into the chorus with Callum’s clean and lyrical voice. This song really takes me back to the alt-indie sound in the early 2000’s but with complex lyrics to bring us back round to 2021.
The singer songwriter talks about how the content of the track came about, which included some introspection and listening to another point of view. “It’s about a lot of different things [...] I had a conversation with someone at one of my shows about their experience with a breakup. While our experiences were very different, I think I found solace in hearing someone else’s story and being on the other side.” Breakups aside, the wider message that Callum is trying to convey is that “life is so fast paced and with this song I wanted to highlight that and remind people that the act of caring, listening and supporting people is really important!”
To celebrate the release of ‘Caring is Cool’, Bad Weather is having a single release party on August 27th at Four5Nine Bar in North Perth. Supporting acts include King Blue, Humble Armada and Gloss! For more info, click here.
‘Caring is Cool’ is now out! Make sure to have a listen down below.