Sydney outfit Bored Shorts have shared a rendition of their track “Common Connections” for the latest instalment of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
It was early last month that Bored Shorts released their debut album, Way Off!. A few years in the making, the record arrives just four years after the group first formed, with much acclaim coming their way for their gorgeous indie-pop and indie-rock compositions, quickly turning them into firm favourites amongst fans both new and old.
However, while most album releases come accompanied by a tour, Bored Shorts have obviously been unable to hit the road due to a well-documented global pandemic. Thus, the group have found themselves rather eager to play music for the masses once again.
Now, the group have convened virtually to offer up a mesmerising rendition of their track “Common Connections” for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ series.
Appearing from their respective rooms, the personal touch of a band playing side-by-side may be absent, but their masterful talent and musical connection is clearly evident, with the group effortlessly sharing a truly special version of a song which clearly means so much to them.
“‘Common Connections’ is about a very specific type of worry – that two separate friends won’t get along when they are introduced to each other,” Dom Hoban explained of the track upon its release. “It got us thinking that if your friends are your external representatives, and they don’t get along, well that can only mean there are things inside yourself that conflict.”
Check out Bored Shorts’ performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, their debut album, Way Off!, was released in September.