“Bad News” is an awesome track that brings about a unique meeting of genres in a way that seems all at once nostalgic and previously unheard. Farron Gordon could be described as something of an amazing artist who is from Florida. Furthermore, that leading voice is one that comes soaked in the gravelly authenticity and there’s something fresh about the sound, and that’s a valuable trait.
There’s something very specific about”Farron Gordon featuring Dev Gajan’s creative use of synths; sometimes retro – old school game-like – sometimes seemingly brand new. As the audience, we have to appreciate the brilliant videography of this track which is interesting and attractive at the same time. It brings about a particular sound and energy that you can’t really compare to anything else. On the one hand, there’s this gentle and dreamlike riff; delicate, minimal in its use of notes, memorable in the way that any ambient melody should be. On the other hand, there’s this distorted, twisted, rap, throbbing in the backdrop, adding an almighty touch of electronic rock and creating what is essentially something completely new and compelling to listen to.
The song surrounds you with appropriately heavy musicality and emotion. The melody for this moment, this hook, as it were, is notably less intricate than the verses, and this makes for an unusual structuring choice. The lines featured within the verses have a certain authentic rap nature to them, the simplicity of the opening lines, followed by the fuller, more detailed, and expressive sentences. All of this leads ferociously into the hook, at which point there’s a distinct level of further space surrounding the lines, and there’s a slight drop in intensity – the emotion comes through with power; this melancholy, deeply reflective, questioning moment.