HEAR: Bedroom Pop | foamboy – “Burnout”

foamboy are a Portland-based duo comprised of producer Wil Bakula and vocalist Katy Ohsiek. They met in Salem, OR and worked together for a number of years in the experimental musical collective Chromatic Colors. In this group, Wil and Katy collaborated with a wide variety of instrumentalists, released 2 full-length albums, and graced the stages of many outdoor festivals, bars, and basements. In the events of 2020, Wil and Katy took this time to take on a new project, and foamboy came to be.

Their single “Burnout” is a dreamy-pop single that infuses elements of jazz and bedroom pop. Check out the single above!

foamboy’s 2021 debut album, My Sober Daydream, is a neat package of jazz-inspired danceable pop with a hyper-personal lyrical edge. Listeners will enjoy influences of disco and funk styles while being reminded of artists like The Internet, Men I Trust, and Thundercat. The lyrics wrangle with topics of identity, relationships, gender dynamics, and late-stage capitalism; the delivery of these lyrics akin to a conversation over the phone with your best friend. Katy’s melodies twist and float over Wil’s rich, synth-centric soundscapes.

foamboy is:

Vocals – Katy Ohsiek (she/they)
Piano/Synth – Wil Bakula (he/him)
Drums – Greyfaen Eastland (he/him)
Guitar – Keenan Dorn (he/him)
Bass – Jarred Venti (he/him)

Foamboy, burnout, jazz-inspired, pop music, indie pop, indie earworm, audiofuzz

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