BMI Indie Spotlight: CARR

Posted in News on September 22, 2021

CARR is the lead singer of her own band. Her new EP, I’m Just Bored (due out in October), is less bedroom pop than effervescent rock, and channels the emotional hangover of drinking whiskey backstage after a show and realizing you can do so much better than the guy you’re there with. CARR’s straight-faced vocals recall the acerbic wit of early Avril Lavigne mixed with the scream-from-the-rooftops anthems of the All-American Rejects, and the music itself lives between melodrama, camp, and the macabre with lyrics like, “We’re all gonna die anyway” and song titles like “Kiss Me When I’m Dead.” There can be an inherent obligation as an artist to give more of yourself than just the music, but within the diaristic seven tracks of the EP, it’s easy to see CARR as a conversational best friend who can make you laugh at the most unexpected moments. She’s been there too, and you’re figuring it out together. After years spent navigating her own place in the music industry, she feels more well-adjusted than ever in the unique space she’s created from trusting her gut and telling her story the only way she knows how. While we wait for I’m Just Bored to drop, check out early CARR favorites like “Poor Boy,” “Loser,” and “Van McCann (Boys).”

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