Observer Drift

Observer Drift


Collin Ward wants you to imagine hanging out in a messy bedroom with one of your punk friends from high school when you listen to his songs. They were all recorded in his bedroom and basement, and every one that I’ve heard sounds totally genuine and sincere.

Listen to his 13-track album Corridors from his band Observer Drift on Bandcamp. He says all the songs are either about dreams he’s had, important people he’s met or memories of his very young childhood. You can purchase the album for the price of your choice. What a deal!

Every song on this album is so very solid. If I had to pick a favorite, it’d probably be “Thousands Of Days,” though I very much get the idea that this is the kind of album that I could listen to over and over again, gradually, over a long period of time before I would get all the available insight from it.

Besides the sincerity, which I do think is the most important part of music, these songs all sound really great. Usually bedroom projects have a much more unfinished sound, but these are significantly higher quality than you’d expect from his description of the recording situation.

If you haven’t heard of Observer Drift, check them out! This guy works at a pizza shop, goes to a community college and writes and records really good songs. Listen to the words. Listen to the sounds. Give them some time and take them all in.