SOTW: HeatBack – “Something Nothing”

November 6th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Isabelle Braudakis ’25

Song of the Week: Heatback“Something Nothing”

Released: May 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, A Giant Dog, The Suburbs 

Featured on HeatBack’s debut album, “HeatBack,” Something Nothing is easily my favorite from this record. The track starts with a groovy guitar line, which is then accompanied by a fun and addictive drumline, all leading to the vocal entrance. Catchy and hypnotic beats pull you in and before you know it, you’re bobbing your head and tapping your foot along with the song. When you reach the bridge, you are met with what seems to be a conversation between the drums and the guitar, going back and forth, until they seamlessly come together to finish out the rest of the song. Towards the end, the tempo slows down and the vocals pick up as they make their final statement. The track ends with a creamy blend of all the instruments, helping create a satisfying and fulfilling conclusion.

The band, which is composed of four members, started their journey in January 2022 in Deland, Florida. Members consist of Thomas McBroom on drums, Zeke Melhado on guitar/bass, Jarrod Ridgway on guitar/bass, and Bryce Cruz on guitar/bass, with the songwriting and vocals split evenly between Zeke, Jarrod, and Bryce. The members met while in university and instantly clicked and realized that making their own music would be a blast, which may have been the best decision ever!

I recommend checking out “Sleep,” which is also featured on their debut album. Make sure to show HeatBack some love!


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