Posted April 30, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Dream-Pop + Shoegaze

Good Grim – “Roomates”

“Roomates” is a consuming track released today from Good Grim, the art-rock solo project led by Utah-based musician Trevor Free. Strutting a haunting, atmospheric sound with post-rock and dream-pop elements, “Roomates” evolves from ghostly emotion into orchestral-laden textural expansion. Hazy guitars and percussive pitter-pats complement forlorn vocals to start, with a suave and moody rhythm section expansion emerging past the 30-second mark. The track is captivating in its haunting soundscape throughout, especially upon the ghostly backing vocal reflections throughout and orchestral-laden stirrings in the second half.

“Roomates” is Good Grim’s second single release in preparation for the debut upcoming LP Enchantment. The slow-burning ballad “Fear of God” released in March, the first LP reveal. Free previously emerged under dream-pop duo Sister Adolescent, honing a style more focused on hazy synths and post-rock crescendos. Good Grim represents a shift to darker soundscapes and inspiration from acts like Portishead, Radiohead, Björk, and Low.

“Roomates” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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