BABY FUZZ – ” Welcome To The Future (Season 1) “

Posted: May 6, 2021 in MUSIC

Baby FuzZ’s timeline might work a little differently than yours. Welcome to the Future (Season 1) episodically wedges itself between worlds, creating an experience that may weave between expressions, but never an ethos. As the song writing playground for producer Brandon Lowry, this project borrows heavily from glam rock’s persona-building playbook, indie rock’s winking attitude, and an environmentally conscious vegan mindset that spelled doomsday in the months leading up to and during this ongoing pandemic.

“Because of the stupid persona, I can approach dark subjects like death or global annihilation or depression in comedic form or without coming off as didactic. It’s the idea and ethos of hyper pop, but sonically a bit more in the classic glam rock or indie rock department (or whatever genre I happen to be dabbling in at the time),” Lowry explains. 

On this full-length, Baby FuzZ transforms a list of deadly diseases twice, first into a folk punk stomp, and then into its own dance routine and punk rock surprise ending on “We’re All Gonna Die!!!”. Lowry’s persona namedrops an iPhone-wielding Patti Smith on glammy highlight “Before Our Time,” shoves Brian May guitar heroics through “I’m Trying My Freakin Best,” a song transported from the inside of a sad can of Bush’s Baked Beans, and has time to shroud McDonalds and Elon Musk in romantic fog on closer “Acid Night.” All of these shoe hornings should be taken with a large grain of salt, especially when considering Baby FuzZ’s Mother Earth-first mentality. “The present is all that matters, but it’s always second fiddle,” Lowry continues. “I guess what I was trying to do with this album was shake people and say ‘wake up!’ or maybe better yet, shake myself out of some helpless malaise and try to make a difference in the world around me.” Baby FuzZ is welcoming you to the future…before it’s too late.

Before Our TimeBaby FuzZ ranks love and life only in extremes – there’s no between for this Floridian sonic boom. “Before Our Time,” the glam-shocked single from Welcome to the Future (Season 1), shines with a confident hook that jets away from the verses’ malaise and indifference with rocket fuel. The result is a track that’s vibrant, catchy, and powerful, despite the track’s flintrock line: “if you don’t give a fuck, then you won’t get old.” With that attitude, Baby FuzZ intends to spring eternal.

Acid Night – Driven by smoky ambience and a burrowed sax motif, “Acid Night” is the perfect endcap to Baby FuzZ’s Welcome to the Future (Season 1). Unlike most of Baby FuzZ’s fare before it, it remains locked in a dreamy, downtempo phase for its entire runtime. The result is an anti-capitalist stance that ambles between loving and lucid. With this putting a stop to Baby FuzZ’s first album-length season, there’s no end to the magic that Season 2 could bring. 

released May 6th, 2021

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