A barrage of blistering guitars opens the new song by the Vancouver-based noisemakers Be Afraid, and it’s a track that grabs you from the first moment and takes you for a ride. Here at Independent Music News, we’re thrilled to be able to share new music with you during this time of uncertainty. One thing you can be sure of is that Automatic Worry is one of the best tunes we’ve heard in a while.
Combining elements of pop-punk and jangly indie, with guitars straight from seventies classic rock, Automatic Worry is a melting pot of influences that have been realized in a tightly packaged piece of brilliance. The synth reminds me of a day down at the beach with an ice cream cone in my hand, while the guitars make me want to be at a gig with a trusty pint of lager.
With hypnotic backing vocals and endearing lyrics, this is a tune that needs to be listened to again and again. Be Afraid’s upcoming EP, Remember Fun, is out on 8th May, but for now, we’re going to keep enjoying Automatic Worry. Now get it on your playlist and enjoy!