2013 has been a busy year for the Triangle’s music scene, there’s been a slew of fantastic new acts that have risen from relative obscurity to become one of the many promising bands throughout the state. Years like this one serve as a testament to the ever-expanding pool of talent that this state can produce, and acts like Bridges are a wonderful display of this. While Bridges began rolling out songs from their debut full-length Glass Mask this summer, the record is firmly backed by the comforting winter aesthetic. Bridges’ Brian Franklin writes all of these songs from the hazy guitar lines and melancholy melodies to the driving bass and raw drumbeats.
This fresh purveyor of bedroom pop joined me this past week on Carolina Grown to talk a little bit about the inception of this project and how it’s grown from a self-contained bedroom project to a full-fledged band. Franklin and I discuss the transition from solo arrangements to vivacious live shows and the difficulties in bearing your innermost thoughts and feelings before an audience, which when your music is as visceral as Bridges’ must be a bit of an emotional exercise.
To top it all of Franklin performed a few stripped down takes of some tracks from Glass Mask, including “Never Loved You” and “End of the Road.” Check out the acoustic performances and full conversation with Brian.