Make Believe Penitentiary is the second single by FILMM, a Bristol-based indie artist. For those not familiar with this highly creative musician, FILMM blends several complementary music genres to achieve the desired sound. Perhaps the indie comes to mind first, but more elements are lurking around in the mix. Therefore, you’ll stumble upon some of the finest properties of indie rock, soft rock, alternative, synth-pop, and power pop. Don’t be surprised if you hear some other genres roaming in the mix. You’ll almost immediately notice that FILMM adores indie and synth music. With that being said, synth rock might be the best categorization of his sound.
FILMM thoroughly planned each sonic maneuver invested into this composition. Make Believe Penitentiary serves as a comprehensive collection of vocal harmonies, ear-appealing melodies, chord progressions, synth leads, warm-sounding basslines, and profoundly dynamic rhythmic sequences. Some readers might think this is too many orchestrations involved, but FILMM cleverly stacked up each layer, so Make Believe Penitentiary acts like a colossal slab of harmonious sonic movements that provide a cathartic listening experience. Every instrument articulates as a tiny piece of a much greater sonic puzzle, and you’ll be surprised how many qualities burst from this song. Make Believe Penitentiary is available for listening to on all streaming platforms.