I’m a big sucker for bedroom projects. I love the DIY nature, the spirit behind actually producing something whether you have support or not. So, it was really no surprise how much I dug Observer Drift immediately when his music landed in my inbox about a year ago.
Full of honest and emotive content that added another depth to his already dreamy synths and oscillating tones – Collin Ward really took hold of his own sound. With a new album titled, Fjords, due out May 31st, I’m excited to see if the Minnesota artist will take a plunge in a different direction or hone up on his already phenomenal dream-pop sound.
Stay tuned via Facebook and grab his latest single, a stripped down version of “Warm Waves” off ofCorridors.
The oscillating tones give way to quite the dramatic introduction for song, “Home Video,” with the delicate guitar looping around the tightly laced electronica. It’s intensely fitting for this track to be backed with visual nostalgia.
In Observer Drift’s latest video, he pulls clips from his personal home videos that feature his childhood and many different family members. It’s a raw look into his upbringing and the world he grew up in yet, something so relatable within us all.
Meet Observer Drift, a bedroom pop project based out of Minnesota who runs along the same vein as Teen Daze, Beach House, and even hints of Long Walks On The Beach. Music that feels nostalgic, reminiscent of childhood memories, and over-exposed pictures.
Sometimes with this particular genre it’s hard to break out of the dreamy electronic sound, songs becoming flat and sounding all the same. But, Collin Ward (Observer Drift) mixes it up quite a bit in his self-produced album, Corridors. I love the simple guitar in the track, “Letters To Myself,” and the introspective nature of the rest of the album.
Listen below, and name your price at his bandcamp site. Enjoy.