bed ache is the professional name of emerging independent recording artist Josh Brown. The Baltimore, Maryland native debuted his new project in November of last year. In less than six months since, the prolific producer has released five singles and a six-song EP.
Now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he is not recording heartbreaking lo-fi indie dream-pop in his bedroom, Josh is a jazz drummer making his name in the Philly scene. Not surprisingly, the genre-bending multi-instrumentalist cites a wide stylistic range of artists as inspiration; including jazz legends like Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock, experimental pop icon Frank Ocean and indie hero Hether.
“Waste Away” is a recent single from bed ache, available worldwide via all major streaming services. As the song opens, a roughly sampled acoustic guitar plays a deceptively simple syncopated melody over jazzy major seventh chords. On the mic Josh delivers a melancholy love poem with a quiet, sometimes whispered soul. The song mixes a 70’s-style pop/jazz melodic sophistication with a modern lo-fi aesthetic, and healthy dose of heartache.