Windbreaker | Unemployment sucks and my best friend died
What a title, you immediately think. And then you find out the guy’s writing from an autobiographical perspective. And everything hits like a ton of bricks. And even though half of you’s thinking ‘shit, I’ve never been through anything like that, how the hell can I relate?’ the other half is ensconced in the chaotic, emotional punch of Windbreaker’s debut track.
Musically there aren’t a lot of similarities, but this song really reminds me of Majical Cloudz. Devon Welsh has an amazing ability to entrance, to project these grizzly dark emotions and, almost out of punk ambition, forcing them out of his system without a care in the world. This Boston resident is the same. It’s an instinctive reaction for a lot of musicians to discover their best work through horrifying experiences, and that feels like exactly what Windbreaker’s landed on.