The Post Romantics are composed of brothers Connor Cockbain, Cameron Cockbain, and Liam Cockbain, alongside childhood friend, Sam Barton. Hailing from Liverpool, the band embraces a darker aesthetic and experiments with multiple genres, infusing an intriguing blend of emo, trap, and R&B. Their cited inspirations and musical influences include The Weeknd, Massive Attack, Call Me Karizma, and Kid Kapichi. The Post Romantics have released their new single “bad friend”, a track that was self-produced in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, and described by the band as an “anti-love letter to the liars, users, and other fake friends.” The song showcases an atmospheric soundscape with haunting electronics, fierce lyrics, and compelling beats. Frontman Connor Cockbain delivers a slaying vocal performance, charging forward relentlessly as he exposes the toxicity in a bad relationship and the emotional pain endured after being deceived by someone close to him.
“I’m so sick of doing all this bad shit.
Psycho baby, but you know you’re so attractive. /
Don’t wanna lose you,
But I need to break the habit.”
“bad friend” serves a gritty narrative that targets the haters and snakes of the world. The Post Romantics craft authentic compositions that are filled with raw emotions, and they have acquired a unique sound that they’ve powerfully refined and made their own. If The Post Romantics weren’t already on your radar, check them out, stream “bad friend”, and share the track with all of your friends (and ex-friends).
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Review by: Bri Rodriguez