Bluedive is bringing their bittersweet brand of emo-punk-rock into 2022 with their new song “Rejection” out on all streaming platforms on January 7.
The band came together in mid-2020 amid the Covid-19 Pandemic. Three teens who found themselves stuck at home with a lot of time on their hands turned monotony into creativity. The Santa Clarita, CA-based Aidan Dixon (vocals, guitar,) Riff Gordon (drums,) and Sebastian Landa (vocal, bass) added Los Angeles-based guitarist Beck Garcia into their mix in 2021 to add more layers to their sound.
The foursome delivers energetic emo-punk while straddling alternative indie rock on their new song “Rejection.” “Rejection” delivers winding guitar leads and heartfelt vocals that blend perfectly with the pounding drums and intricate bass work. It’s honest and relatable music that is both catchy and emotional.
Bluedive released their debut Bittersweet EP in the summer of 2021 and the “F-you” anthem “2020” quickly became a fan favorite, where galloping guitars and a bombastic drum groove underscore a hummable hook and the “2020 Really Sucks” gang vocal, while “Hurt Me” bounces between hard-hitting riffs and hypnotic melodies. On the other end of the spectrum, “Andie” moves like a sunny and upbeat bop but cuts deeper, they end the song set with the acoustic “Peaches & Cream.”
Bluedive’s songs are filled with banging rhythms, intense riffs, catchy choruses, and lyrics that will tug at your heart but are also fun and upbeat and are consistently sincere. Nodding to influences such as Mom Jeans, and bands that formed before they were even born, like Nirvana, Green Day, The Cure, and The Smiths. Bluedive came together at a time when the whole world seemed to be on edge, 17-year-old Aidan, 18-year-old Sebastian, 22-year-old Beck and 16-year-old Riff write and record with a desire to not only have a good time but to unite people through powerful pop-infused, rock ‘n’ roll.
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