Bedroom Days – “Alvarado” + “Crocodile Tears”


Cody Christian and Matteo Russo comprise the duo Bedroom Days, who dropped two tracks – “Alvarado” and “Crocodile Tears” – this past Friday. I enjoyed the duo’s track “Time Well Spent” in 2016, so it’s nice to hear some new material.

“Alvarado” grows into a stirring duet, with lyrics echoing an emotional plea in its narrative and descriptions. A tender guitar interlude at the 01:30 mark plays well, prepping for a series of emotive lyrical lines that reflect the complications of growing older. More percussive involvement emerges during the duet at the three-minute mark, the cocoon lyrical allegory playing effectively. Meanwhile, “Crocodile Tears” begins in more folk-friendly form, again featuring a vocal duet, this time accompanied by organs and awakening percussion. It’s a more energetic, retrospective effort, though one with a similar emotional core. Both tracks succeed in their own respective ways.

“Alvarado” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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