Seb’s New Lo-Fi Bedroom Pop Single Builds on a World of Pain and Broken Trust

Aiden Faire
Aiden Faire - Music Reviewer 2 Min Read

Bedroom pop is a sexy proposition. A reimagining of the DIY spirit behind all low budget musical genius, bedroom pop is our response to staying inside. It’s a genre that restates something we already know but excites us anyway–anyone can make music.

Following the massive success of bedroom-recording artists like Billie Eilish, Producer, indie video game composer, and NYU grad &seb–Sebastian Brunner-Stolovitzky–has created a world for his music online. “I’m Okay” is a departure from indie game bitpop. Leaning instead into a comforting, lo-fi sentimentality, &seb seems to be after a different kind of nostalgia. It isn’t the 8-bit time machine he is banking on, but a softer, almost eerie familiarity–think Glass Animals’ How To Be A Human Being.

We are quickly acclimated to the single’s easy groove, moving through ghostly vocals and a killer bassline to find ourselves singing along by the end. It’s catchy–the kind of song you want to believe. When asked what about this single stands out to him, &seb emphasizes form. “How the verses, choruses, bridge, etc. all fit together—is different than the typical form you hear in most pop these days. I wanted to switch it up a bit.”

By blending unfamiliar form with an eerily familiar sound, “I’m Okay” allows us in, but keeps us at arm’s length, excited to hear more.

You can find &seb via:

Website: https://www.sebastianmusic.me/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andsebmusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andsebmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andsebmusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKm48Pm8MVJ9_u3yfFmJzLw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0EPiQOTM3Tg1GthXxcb0qt?si=RzphUDQCRkW0xACVpNw_9g&dl_branch=1

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andsebmusic

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I fell in love with music when I first picked up a guitar at age 8. When I played, my friends and family would smile and spill with joy over the music I played, even though it was never Grammy quality. While my music career never made it past high school, my love for music never waivered. I loved the feeling of bringing a smile to someone's face through music and wanted to keep that passion going. So, I took it upon myself to continue to support and promote artists by writing about their music. This way, I can support my personal passion for music and bring entertain and joy to others through music.  Outside my love for music, I do enjoy a good hike and being in the outdoors. My favorite place that I've hiked is in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. I love to travel too. I've been to Costa Rica, Vancouver, BC, and England, but the best place by far is Germany on Oktoberfest. I liken that experience to being in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. I like a good book now and then, but I'm more of a streaming fiend. I live for crime docuseries on Netflix, veterinary shows on National Geographic, and re-watching Scrubs on Hulu.