Basic Comfort is an alternative synth-pop band heralding from Kalamazoo in the state of Michigan. We are stoked today to be premiering their latest EP, VIsions, ahead of its release on Friday.
The band has been around for a while now, led by Tony Mitchell, with the lineup settling in 2019. Since then, they’ve been building on their current sound, culminating in this current release. At four tracks long, it’s a concise collection of quality tracks. A common thread running through them is the process of self-discovery and growth.
The band takes their inspiration from artists such as Daniel Caesar, Parcels, Gil Scott Heron, and Daft Punk. I think fans of Sufjan Stevens will also find common ground here.
Describing the songs on the EP, the band says “Visions is a compilation of songs we’ve written during lockdown longing for better days, and more faith in ourselves.”
The band writes songs very much from a personal perspective, letting the grooving music juxtapose therapeutic lyrics. Each of the tracks on the EP has the space to tell it’s story. They are artfully assembled, each with its own hooks. From the title track “Visions” which is an infectious bop with hooks a-plenty to “Blindspotting” with its sweet harmonies, each track fits in neatly to the theme of the EP, which is to promote connection and allow space for growth.
Visions will be released on Friday, 10th December 2021. You can pre-save it HERE and in the meantime, do enjoy our premiere.