“Language and Perspective” is an appropriate title for the Bad Suns debut album, as it contains a wide range of songs with different sounds and outlooks. Through it, they have proven there is more to the Bad Suns than just a cute love song – see “Cardiac Arrest” – but a band with thoughtful and very moving lyrics.
It’s true that there is much more than meets the eye with this quartet of charisma.
“Salt,” a song off of “Language and Perspective” is a catchy song for sure, but it doesn’t stop there. Christo Bowman, the band’s young singer and lyricist wrote a song that is both poignant and chilling.
“Stuck inside of the wrong frame, I don’t feel attached to this name…” sings Bowman.
Bowman wanted to write a song that touched on the struggles transgender youth go through, but has been told by fans that the song is transcendent to any challenges a person may face.
Now, to accompany the song, Bad Suns have released an equally powerful music video.
The video, directed by Daniel Campos, a prominent dancer, uses stunning choreography and flashback sequences to tell a story of a transgender youth uncomfortable in his own skin and male body. It is a very serious subject matter, but both the song and music video tackle the subject in a haunting and touching way.
It is a rare and beautiful thing to see a young band with such superb tact and human compassion, and I look forward to seeing the Bad Suns expand even further.
- Patricia Sanchez