latest release 'blurry'
This track got an up-beat and weird vibe with a melancholic note. Lyrically, BLURRY is OLDPEOPLEs newest approach to tackle social anxieties by saying not the others are the crazy ones but I am. It was written in an attempt to reflect on ones own behaviour in certain situations and how it could be received by others. Smile back when you get smiled at and stop thinking your counterpart meant something weird. Leave the hood off when scared, your look could make others feel bad.
MERCH. Get a physical copy of the „Loose Ends Tape“ here.
"sad music you want to dance to"
"the closest to pop music we can do"
OLDPEOPLE is a constant struggle. The desire to please people meets the rejection of the mainstream. Driving rhythms and catchy melodies challenged by demanding lyrics and detuned sound spheres. With a broad band history in genres such as folk, pop, indie, punk, post-rock and hardcore, OLDPEOPLE were supposed to leave all that behind. The idea: chillwave from the living room, with only a few microphones and a laptop. The more songs, the greater the urge to do something with them. A band name was needed… a self-critical reflection. Because the demos lacked something, they were brought into the rehearsal room. Analog drums, amp feedback and some honest little fuck-ups gave the sound some soul, some edge, if you will. Besides the original idea and the inherent genres from the past, the song portfolio is best described as post punk, new wave, indie with lo-fi sprinkles. In the end, it’s all pop anyway, but hear for yourself. By the way, we are from Leipzig, Germany.