In the vibrant pop-punk scene, an artist is making waves and grabbing our attention in the name of Nick Karcher. The artist returned with “The Hard Bitter Truth”. This heart-wrenching anthem weaves a haunting lullaby at the outset before seamlessly transforming into a whirlwind of aggressive guitar riffs, backed by thunderous drum patterns, all cloaked in a gothic daydream.
Nick Karcher is no stranger to creating memorable breakup songs, but “The Hard Bitter Truth” seems to be his masterpiece. Sonically, “The Hard Bitter Truth” straddles the line between pop-punk and emo, delivering a unique blend. However, visually, it delves into the depths of the gothic realm. The artist follows his own rules and doesn’t dress or market his music to please others. We can only love this standing ground from a rising artist.
In his own words, Nick explains: “First and foremost, I’m not dressing or marketing my music a certain way to get a reaction. I’m just being myself and queer people are severely underrepresented in this genre of music. We do this shit too. So when somebody hears this song and loves it then realizes its sung by a guy in a skirt wearing more makeup than their girlfriend…I’m not opposed to being a part of that conversation.”