July 23, 2020

Blvck Hippie’s “Bunkbed” Is The Feel Bad Song of the Summer

Josh Shaw is a modest yet talented musician who’s got it all figured out. His first jump into the press world saw his story as a young black musician resonate with the famed outlet Afropunk. There’s an enveloping warmth to the sound of Blvck Hippie’s new single “Bunkbed” that cuts perfectly against its sad indie vibe. It plays up the push-and-pull of the song’s longing and frustration. Reverb and distortion envelop the guitar and vocals (fittingly the song was recorded at Memphis’ famed Sun Studios), with frontman Josh Shaw’s voice rising from a croon to a scream over the song’s explosive bridge. It’s one of our favorite new jams of 2020.

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