We are very pleased to premiere the tasty morsel of indie alt pop from Boorloo/Perth band Bad Weather. ‘Flowers In Your Room’ combines an indelible anthemic thunder with a yearning melancholia: the perfect ingredients for a perfect pop song. Coupled with an oceanic wave of guitars and an insistent rhythm section, Bad Weather have cast a golden ray of sunshine through the dark clouds.
Singer and producer Callum Robertson says of the track:
‘Flowers In Your Room’ is one of the few songs I’ve written that started on an acoustic guitar. My writing process almost always starts on a laptop, but I had the main chords of the song and would just play them over and over again and hum to myself. The song is about the breakdown of a relationship and learning to navigating the emotions you feel throughout that process. Like a lot of the songs on the EP, it was written during the first lockdown where everyone was thrust into this new reality of living in the confines of four walls. It was a really emotional time for me, so I just locked myself away and wrote a heap of music.
The result is something quite cathartic and dynamic.
The accompanying cinematic video, directed by Kori Reay-Mackey, has a sepia-tinged nostalgia about it as it contrasts and compares relationships: portraying the bittersweet nature of life in happy company and in internal isolation.
All of the interior scenes were filmed on the same day, as were the exterior scenes. The challenge was evoking a passage of time through costuming, subtle production design changes and lighting to evoke a sense of feeling of history, whereas the exterior shots had consistently changing weather, ranging from rainy and overcast to bright and sunny.
It is a rich and evocative expression of the music itself:
‘Flowers In Your Room’ is out everywhere tomorrow (Friday, 8 July 2022) and can be pre-saved here. You can catch the band live across Australia at the following dates:
Fri 15 July | Vision Studios, Boorloo/Perth, WA*
Sat 16 July | Jack Rabbit Slims, Boorloo/Perth, WA*
Thu 21 July | The Bridghtside, Meanjin/Brisbane, Qld*
Fri 22 July | Newcastle Hotel, Mulubinba/Newcastle, NSW*
Sat 23 July | The Lansdowne Hotel, Eora/Sydney, NSW*
Sun 24 July | La La La’s, Warrang/Wollongong, NSW*
Sat 30 July | Evelyn Hotel, Naarm/Melbourne, Vic*
Sun 31 July | Enigma Bar, Tarndanya/Adelaide, SA*
Fri 12 Aug | Jack Rabbit Slims, Boorloo/Perth, WA
*supporting The Faim
Feature Photograph: Drew Kendell