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When it comes to alternative rock, the meaning of the music genre tends to get thrown around a lot. Many bands lean more emo-pop than anything when discussing rock. There’s nothing wrong with it, it just doesn’t count as alternative rock. Growing from out of underground basement parties to one of the most unique music genres in the industry, it’s hard to see how many bands wouldn’t what to identify with it. Out of California, indie rock band Weathers is something of a rare case where fame struck instantly.
Under frontman Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, drummer Cole Carson, and bassist Brennen Bates, Weathers began its ascension into mainstream stardom in 2015. The band released their 2015 singles, “Happy Pills” and “I Don’t Wanna Know.” With “Happy Pills,” the love drug-filled track became a rallying cry for a genre losing its edge. The track and band became one of the most added rock acts during the height of the 2010s. “Happy Pills” peaked at number 21 on Billboards Alternative Songs chart. The single currently sits at over 100M streams on Spotify. In 2018, Weathers release their debut album, Kids in the Night on RCA records. Weathers has over the years continued to draw in new fans with their raw and honest take on mental health issues.
Its evident in their music and the overall theme of the band, everyone has issues or struggles within everyday life. It’s where Weathers differs from other bands, the self-awareness of their platform to which they help fans. In their newly released album, Pillows & Therapy, Weathers dives more into the beautiful and twisted place that is the human mind.
On the 10 track project, the infectious rock band retake to their roots and gives a slight twist to their sound. As laser-focused as ever, Weathers continues to be a beacon to many lost ships in the world. The second track in, “Talking is Hard” is a gateway to opening up a dialogue about tough issues like acceptance and depression. The music video is set to the backdrop of a teen facing his inner demons while finding his voice to open up. Other standout tracks include “American Dream” which deals with how our dreams shape our realities, “Rehab” is a lowly rock anthem about coming clean, and “In Love With Myself” which is a culmination of how letting the right ones in and loving yourself can be healthful.
Weathers is a band which has a little bit of everything and various fans. In the absence of professional mental health, Weathers can prove a much necessary friend through the dark ages of young adulthood. As the band continues to grow in popularity, their core values are always rooted in their fans first and foremost. Weathers’ first national headlining tour, which was moved to later in the year from February, is set to kick off later this September.