For those of us that have grown through our teenage years with the experimental indie sounds of Bombay Bicycle Club, the announcement of their split in 2016 was wounding.
Yet here we are just four years later with a new album from the group to dance along to. And, that’s exactly what much of their earlier music did. Had us dancing. Whether it was played to us through the radio speakers on the way to work, or we’d find ourselves in our favourite bar on a Saturday night with the familiar jazzy beat of Shuffle playing in the backdrop. Therefore, their newest album which is the group’s fifth brings about a musical comfort blanket for fans.
Ironically the band’s So Long, See You Tomorrow turned into a 6-year-long hiatus from the musical scene. But, we’ve been blessed once more to hear the collaborative talents of the London bred artists. Taking us on a transcendental journey by revisiting the distinctive beats and rhythms that make the signature Bombay Bicycle Club ‘sound’ while surprising us with lush, new elements and thought-provoking lyrics - this album is an all-round gem.
The juxtaposition between warmth and darker guitar riffs strung together uniquely with monotone lyrics keeps the entire album interesting. Everything Else Has Gone Wrong really has brought the band back to the scene unapologetically, making their revival a feisty yet respectable one. Sprinkled with the right amount of delicateness thanks to free-flowing guitar moments in Do You Feel Loved? that perfectly compliment reference to spirituality and love, the album evokes a spectrum of emotions.
From the wavy tracks that shimmer effortlessly to the meaty riffs used in People People, there is a lot to be said about Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album and comeback. I Worry Bout You stands out as an album highlight, with an upbeat tempo, experimental vocals and energetic instrumental intervals that you can’t help tap your foot along to.
While our favourite indie band may have grown up, their music has too evolved. Lacing together the member’s life experiences and continuation of a love for the art they produce, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong certainly gives the impression that everything hasn’t gone wrong.Want to get your hands on the comeback album by Bombay Bicycle Club? You can buy it here for a limited time while stocks last.