Los Angeles' own FOREBEAR is back with a fantastic alt-rock track off their upcoming album Good God, debuting Saturday May 21st. Delroy Lindo is an ornamented sunrise-melancholia track, reminiscent of angsty 90s alt-rock mixed with forward-thinking, soulful, and cerebral strings. The atmospheric song is filled with fluttering anxiety in the viola and falsetto vocal lines, perfectly paralleling the lyrical and thematic content. Forebear told BuzzBands LA about the track: "[It's] about two people who moved to the West Coast (one from Kentucky and the other Colorado) to be together, only to have the illusion of what they thought waited for them be eaten alive by their false romanticism...a somewhat darker tinge to the sunny promises of California."
Effectively, the sense of glamorized manifest destiny is destroyed by the menacing sun and unexpected June Gloom. The comparison to Local Natives is apt, sharing their classic SoCal sound, but Forebear also reminds us of a more folky counterpart to The Neighbourhood in their shoegaze nature. Like we previously mentioned, their sound "captures the current soundscape in indie music while remaining inventive and original," living up to their band name, reflecting the ancestry of alt music past and innovating towards the future with unique texture.