Rising from the ashes of their former pop-punk style, Bleacher Days has reemerged with an emo-infused hip-hop sound, reminiscent of artists like Gym Class Heroes and Lil Uzi Vert. For fans of Juice WRLD and Lil Peep, the band draws influence from northeast emo and alternative club shows, as vocalist Wren Mohammed was inspired to create a new sound for the band.
Bleacher Days has now debuted their second release as a hip-hop act, releasing a new single entitled “Imbalanced Chemicals.” Wren made a statement regarding the meaning behind the track: “At its core, I think ‘Imbalanced Chemicals’ is a song about betrayal and the effects of being on the receiving end of betrayal. The first verse kind of covers being betrayed by friends, the second by a lover, and the chorus addresses a mental state after being betrayed.”
The song opens softly and gradually builds in intensity, showcasing an infectious chorus, dynamic beats, and chill vibes; later the composition shifts to a slower pace, before reanimating with an electrifying guitar solo that effectively closes out the track. An honest narrative clearly describes the painful experience of being betrayed by the ones closest to you.
“Can you feel yourself fading? I saw your ghost in my basement. I feel like I’m still waiting, losing patience. Still tired, still jaded.”
Bleacher Days is a compelling force to be reckoned with. Despite the challenges faced, the band has overcome difficult trials and adversity with unwavering strength and resilience, proving a powerful comeback with “Imbalanced Chemicals.”