Born from a period of ‘creative depression’, released about a year ago as a single, and most likely missed by many, “Broken Flowers” is one of the most compelling songs from the recently released debut album, “Just A Memory”, by the solo bedroom project of young Californian artist from San Diego under the Mostly Scared alias.
A mesmerising descent into doom-laden distorted shoegaze mist and achingly introspective atmospheric dream pop sheen, doused in lo-fi reverb, as dismal and melancholic on the one hand, as it is heartfelt and melodic on the other.
“Just A Memory” is infused with introspective lyrics that unravel the overwhelming mundanity found in a bout of depression.
Echoing early 4-AD suggestions, densely plucked, warm yet bleak, igneous rumbling bassline, underpinned by steadily lashing beats, is suffused by an ethereal wintry weave of radiantly glowing wistful guitar melodies awash by airy swells and dazzling chords of synth-charged gloom in a turbulent turmoil of desolate sadness and depressive emotions encompassed by dreamy sad vocals that float and fade under a haze of lonely tears.
Mostly Scared‘s debut album “Just A Memory” is out digitally on Bandcamp.