We’ve had the garage bands, and now the millennials have brought us the low-fi hum of the bedroom pop genre. This fuzzy but surprisingly polished sound is not like the demos you would sit around recording on a cheap acoustic guitar into an already half defunct cassette player thinking you had somehow become Kurt Cobain. It’s more of a let’s chill, have some tea and discuss the recent global crisis type.
Seagoth is the serene creation of eighteen-year-old British bedroom pop singer/songwriter Georgia Ochoa. Releasing her previous EP Party for Ghosts in 2019, she has since re-emerged from her lair with another melodic blend of lo-fi and shoegazing.
Beginning the album with Internet Café, it is easy to see why bedroom pop has become popular amongst Gen Y. The other-worldliness of Seagoth’s vocals combined with the hypnotic, repetitive piano loop meshes perfectly together with her lyrics, creating a perfect representation of existential angst.
While Internet Cafe begins in this hazy dream state, it doesn’t last long, with Tricky Feeling offering up a more pop-rock style that shows Seagoth’s real talent for creating a perfect radio-friendly tune. Its upbeat chorus catches you off guard and instantly becomes that earworm in the shower. The album flows strategically into Exist which brings us right back to a dreamy state albeit with a hint of The Cure this time. A beautifully sampled Alan Watts quote leads us into a soft, singable melody which echo’s the mood of the whole light headiness and reoccurring ambient gloom. Ending on a stark note with Ballad For The End Of The World, written about the inevitable extinction of Earth, Seagoth balances the pensive atmospheric narrative with soothing vocals.
Produced in her bedroom using GarageBand, an iPhone and a Strat, Seagoth has created a beautifully intimate, hazy and dreamy sound of her own.