Discover the Backstory of Badflower Before Their ATL Show
Badflower is an American alternative, hard rock, and even post-grunge band originally from Los Angeles, California. This band was composed by singer/guitarist Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bass guitarist Alex Espiritu, and drummer Anthony Sonetti officially back in 2013, although the members have been working with music for most, if not all, of their lives. Josh met Joey while they were both attending music school and then later both dropped out to pursue recording music in the comfort of their own apartment-turned-recording studio. Badflower as a band strives to capture and show with music and sound how the candid and sometimes uncomfortable feelings that some go through, such as depression and anxiety can impact their lives.
Lyrically the band believes that the best way a band can write, connect with fans, and play music is to be true to who you are and empathize with others who might be going through similar cases and upbringings. After several releases, Badflower grew astronomically when they released their debut album titled OK, I’m Sick, which launched them fully into the modern rock world.
For their newest album, This Is How The World Ends, half of the band moved to Pittsburgh while the other half moved to Nashville in order to pursue the journey of making the album and finding themselves through doing so. An Alternative Press article by Joe Smith-Engelhardt reveals that Katz, the lyricist of the band, has said that during this time he “took this record as an opportunity to tackle who he is as a person. Instead of viewing his struggles as a moment to wallow in self-pity, he embraced his flaws and admitted that he isn’t trying to be the absolute best version of himself”
Katz has also shone light on his songwriting process that sometimes takes a matter of weeks or sometimes a matter of hours. He’s had songs in which the feeling he is trying to evoke, write, and speak about is so present in his life at the moment that he’s finished the song in a matter of hours, solely because he felt the song so strongly in his heart that he needed to get it out. For example, the single titled “30” was done in a single night from midnight to 6 AM.
The band is not afraid to shine light on uncomfortable topics if it means helping bring those with similar issues together to all help each other and find support in music and sound. Check out their newest album, This Is How The World Ends, and all of their previous releases to discover the songs that brought them to where they are now as a big name in the modern rock scene.
Don’t miss Badflower’s first show of their Asking For A Friend Tour on February 21st, 2023 in Heaven!
Written by Camila Strohmeyer