LISTEN: Oh Bummer! Makes Head Bobbing Sonic Statement On “Mirrors”

Oh Bummer! is the new solo endeavor of Seattle-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Tanner Houghton. Houghton‘s songs start with his casual, brash lyrics & listless vocals blended with trip-hop-inspired beats courtesy of veteran producer The KickDrums in order to craft “songs that are a conglomeration of my manic ADHD thoughts – the diary of an overthinker,” according to Tanner. Combining laid-back Still Woozy-esque indie pop, Hobo Johnson’s unfiltered, rambling delivery, and the brash alt-rock vibe of Oliver Tree, Oh Bummer! reflects on his music as “songs for people who are trying their best made by someone who’s trying his best.”

“Mirrors” (below) is the debut track from Oh Bummer! It’s a dizzy head bobber that serves as a proper artist introduction, complete with a texturally pleasing backbeat, mellow horn stabs, and dream-like guitar ostinatos. The alluring sonic atmosphere is the perfect contrast to Houghton’s seemingly despondent account but is also symbolic of hope and perseverance. 

‘Mirrors’ is a reflection of myself, my tendencies to want to give up, and my survival instincts never letting me give up,” says Houghton.

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