Quirky and indie fun is Battle Bloom “The Fight (Round 2)”. This Malaysian act is hard hitting while also maintaining that chill indie style that most artists wish they had. A stand out for me is the guitarist who combines hot licks with a subtle style of funk playing. This song is a fun dance tune while also having a serious lyrical theme. Sonically comparable but not so close to mainstream acts like a love child between Paramore and San Cisco. The video closes with the band high fiving each other which is great to see a band not take themselves to seriously and playing music for the pure joy of it! Check out this cute and quirky video from Battle Bloom above!
FROM THE ARTIST:
Indie-Pop band Battle Bloom have released their new single, “The Fight (Round 2)” on the 23rd of November, with the official music video released on the 27th of November.
Their latest effort is a reinterpretation of a song from their debut album Maps and Diagrams. This marks the band’s foray into recording with a full band set up, a distinct change in sonic territory when compared to the bare-bones acoustic vibe of their earlier releases.
“The Fight (Round 2)” was produced and recorded entirely by the band, with mixing and mastering by Big A Productions.
Lyrically, “The Fight (Round 2)” is a song that speaks of loss and love and all the feelings that come with them; a sense of bittersweet hopelessness. This, paired with a chirpy, Pop-esque musical direction, creates an intentional juxtaposition not unlike the band’s name itself.
The music video paints a scene of an internal struggle within the mind of an over-thinker. “We fall in love, we lose ourselves in love, then we fall out of love. The music video tries to visually convey what that emotion might feel like,” elaborates Sean Jesudasan, who directed the music video.