It takes a lot for an up-and-coming artist to establish their sound in a genre that thrives on edgy vulnerability. When Calvin Rodgers released his debut single ‘Looking The Fool’ and eased himself into indie-pop familiarity, it seemed natural.
The track’s sound is reminiscent of bands like The Vaccines and Mac DeMarco—soft rock elegance intertwining itself with catchy lyrics. Calvin’s vocals are backed by a strong band that screams confidence and experience beyond their recent formation.
Many may know Calvin from his highly publicized friendship with former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. The boyband’s never-ending popularity and their fanbase’s undying loyalty made it fairly easy to keep up with some of the members’ closest relationships, including Louis’ close-knit group of buddies. But Calvin is making a name for himself in his own way.
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His musical ability should come as no shock to the public—he occasionally teased his Instagram followers with videos of him singing original covers. It provided the possibility of a bountiful music career.
Now, Calvin and his band have been performing at local gigs, entertaining the loyal pub crowds with their original tunes. They also recently announced an upcoming show at London’s Nambucca on October 2.
It’s a fantastic start for a band that’s just stepped onto the scene. Calvin has picked up some devoted fans along the way—no doubt they’ll be present in the crowd during his epic London debut. And maybe even some new ones will be made.
Stream Calvin Rodgers’ new single ‘Looking The Fool’ here.
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