The Backroom Rumors – “(Did I Say) Goodbye Too Soon”


“(Did I Say) Goodbye Too Soon” is a rousing rocker from The Backroom Rumors, an ascending band from Houston’s DIY scene. The first track from the act’s upcoming album, it’s described as “about a relationship that I ended, and the lyrics go through the motions of wondering if I made the right choice.”

The opening vocals exude a confidence about moving on and finding someone new, escalating into tinges of regret and self-doubt as a title-touting remark drives into an exhilarating guitar-front ardency. Even as a new relationship flourishes, the previous one still gnaws with persistence. “Why am I thinking about it?” the vocals sigh, resonating into the “are you thinking of me?” refrain; the track plays with a genuine, yearning composure amidst its exciting rock production.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ 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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