By Margaret Adams
Psych-folk band The Cabbys have resurfaced a part of music that has been long missed–2000’s inspired indie acoustic–with their new cathartic single, “Bruised or Blue.” This is the band’s first single off of their second EP, “Beach Please,” coming out on June 21st.
The Cabbys are a wacky, fun-loving guitar-driven alt rock and pop punk band, created by OC bred surfer and songwriter Hans Nusslock and joined by cousin Jeanna Fournier (bass and background vocals), Amir Eshraghi (guitars) and Chris Roberts (drums). Since their beginning in 2019, The Cabbys have been getting crowds moving all over LA and OC.
The Cabbys new indie-acoustic song has clear references from early 2000s folk, with the whistle solo and background chimes. With acoustic guitar reminiscent of Green Day, vocals reminiscent of Elliot Smith, and lyrics similar to Conor Oberst, “Bruised or Blue” feels like the perfect indie song to ride your bike along to. More importantly, the single brings home the message that everyone can learn from – be kind to yourself and everyone around you.
“I wrote this song about someone close to me who struggles with depression,” said Nusslock. “It hurt me to see her struggle in the dark so I wrote sort of a love song for them… and sending a message of how being kind to yourself plus the support of others can lift you up in a wild world – enjoy.”
Fans of Elliot Smith, The Beatles, and Devendra Banhart should listen to The Cabbys new single “Bruised or Blue,” available on your favorite streaming platform. Listen to this song and other great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture on Spotify.
Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.
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