Melbourne outfit Bukowski has quickly implemented themselves into the scene, renowned for their melancholic, universally uniting sound, and their profound and personal songwriting style. After quite a spell from new releases, the band has proven that good things only develop with time. Their new track, ‘Elevator Song’ perfectly encapsulates everything the band is and more, creating an emotional and inspiring feat of music.
The openly honest vocals of frontman James “Bassy” Karagiozis take center stage, enticing the listener closer and closer, almost to hear what the band is truly saying. Soft and comforting vocals, as well as the heart-wrenching lyrics, guide a discussion into the universality of internal mental conflicts and reflecting on the past. The melancholic instrumental performance only aids this cause, creating a track that is not merely comforting but oozes emotion through each note, inarguably laced with a sense of authenticity.
“The main premise of this track is trying to understand things you learned whilst growing up. Different belief systems/views on things, battling those things that you can still see truths in while others you have a tough time grasping. Questioning whether something is right but getting stuck because if one thing you learn is right, does that mean everything could possibly be right? This sets the doubt and fear that grows within my mind.” describes Bassy
In celebration of the track, Bukowski will be performing at a handful of Victorian shows! For everyone else, ‘Elevator Music’ is assumedly the first taste of what is to come for the band this year. Setting the standards at an all-time high, the track shows the band in one of their most vulnerable and honest states yet. With a sense of authenticity and passion, we cannot wait for what comes next!
BUKOWSKI UPCOMING SHOWS All tickets on sale via wearebukowski.com
FRI 21 MAY | BARWON CLUB, GEELONG VIC * FRI 4 JUN | TONIC BAR, BENDIGO VIC * FRI 5 JUN | THE WORKERS CLUB, VIC **
* supporting Catholic Guilt ** supporting Bad Juju