Music, Print, Reviews November 13, 2020

Single Review: 30 – “Homesick”

by Kevin Johnston

A Massachusetts native who goes by the name 30 recently moved to Colorado to make the best of covid reality. “I moved out to Colorado with a bunch of my friends from school, trying to make the best of this crazy situation. I moved here knowing virtually nothing about this place, but I was excited to find inspiration to write more music,” he tells BandWagon. “It’s been super dope so far.” Since the move, he has released several genre-non-specific singles in support of his full-length Introspects Of A Psycho, out October (yes) 30.

The single “Homesick” opens with a bare, honking blues guitar riff and a bed of low men’s voices humming a rootsy bassline. It doesn’t set us up to expect Benny’s melody-less, Beastie Boy-like screech in the verses and dirty south-style chorus. But his command of wordplay and the poignancy of the chorus “I met you on vacation but I’m homesick when I’m away from you” aptly describes the gold standard COVID-era isolation we all know as well as the comfy spot on our couch.

Check out the video for “Homesick” below and follow 30 on social media by clicking here.