POP ETC’s follow up to their single “Running In Circles” as it premieres on SPIN. Be sure to watch Stereogum’s premiere of the video for the track documenting the band’s misadventures around NYC! The second song to be released from POP ETC’s recording sessions in Brooklyn takes the listener on a fast paced journey through the band’s psyche. It’s thoughtful and exhilarating all at once. For this track, the band collaborated with the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Tears For Fears, David Bowie, Bryan Adams) on the mix, and again with Vlado Meller to master the track.
Chris Chu explains, “We wanted there to be a few pretty different emotional flavors running through the video the whole time- the super, over the top happy, stock-karaoke scenes, mixed with the strange, constantly looking over your shoulder, escape scenes through New York. And it’s all filtered through a slightly cartoonish lens, that for me, feels pretty similar to the way ‘Bad Break’ sounds- kind of dark and sad, but also pretty exciting.”
Watch “Bad Break” Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSgrtlRPQJY