WRITTEN BY: JEREMY MOORE
With an appropriately titled debut single, “Bloom” showcases this Canadian quintets ability to bridge the gap between their listed influences of emo and grunge. Following in the intimidatingly large footsteps of bands from both genres such as Nirvana and Brand New, this fledgling group has a long road ahead.
Opening with a hypnotizing and melodic lead guitar, followed by soft and soothing vocals with lyrics that tug on your heart strings; this song immediately takes you back to the “good ol’ days” of the early 2000’s emo scene. The song explodes into a driving rhythm-forward ballad with pieces reminiscent of bands like Park and Armor For Sleep, who laid the groundwork for this blossoming genre. Although being labeled “soft grunge” it’s not hard to see where these guys draw their influences.
Seamlessly flowing into nostalgic samples and heavy radio effects over an ambient bridge, the song leaves you with a wanting for more. The boys of Nightwell are just getting warmed up, and if “Bloom” is a taste of what’s to come, I would expect big things from them in the future.
“Bloom” is available now on all major streaming media sites. You can find them on www.facebook.com/nightwellband to follow upcoming tour dates.
Kurt - Vocals
Cole - Guitar/Vocals
Kyle - Guitar
Matt - Bass
Terrance - Drums