By Daniel Warren Hill
Emo Rock/Alt band Adptd has released their debut EP, “Bedroom Walls,” just months after being signed by Baltimore, Md. indie label rad-pop. Records. The EP is a truly DIY project produced by frontwoman Josie Randle who worked with her many friends and artists from around the world, contributing to Randle’s vision for this emotive, alternative, seven song record.
Among Randle’s many influences, I could instantly feel her connection with Paramore and Pierce The Veil; the foundation on which Randle, a woman of color, harnesses “raw vulnerability with a focus on the deep feelings of anxiety, depression, political racism,” as well as how those experiences have an individual and a collective impact on our mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The title and opening track from the EP, “Bedroom Walls,” is a song that describes feelings of guilt, doubt, anxiety, being closed in, and being unable to breathe. Like other tracks on the EP, it draws from Adptd’s searing guitars and heavy drum sounds but also highlights the band’s more post-hardcore and prog-rock influences like Too Close To Touch. There is a glorious abundance of talent, energy, and changes throughout the music, and Randle’s vocals are beautifully performed with a strength that cuts through even the most difficult subject matter.
If you are even remotely close to being fans of Circa Survive, Hands Like Houses, and Holding Absence, you owe it to yourself to check out Adptd’s entire ”Bedroom Walls” EP. Check out the title track below and on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube, but don’t stop there!
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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