Video Raid: Bombadil, ‘Bad Guys’

This November, just about one year after Bombadil released its third album, All That the Rain Promises, the band plans to release another. If this new song by Stuart Robinson is any indication, Bombadil’s fourth full-length, Metrics of Affection, will be rife with heavy emotions and striking grace. Robinson’s performance of “Bad Guys” is one of the most affecting things I’ve heard from him, notably midway through, from about 2:45 to 3:00, where he builds up to an anguished yell in the name of unrequited love. “Would you ever make a plan to be alone with me?” Robinson asks in the refrain, so insistent that just hearing it makes you feel the question right along with him.

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