Cinema Stare’s “Bad” Reflects On Struggles With Identity

[Cover photo credit to Brandon Barzola]

Pop-Punk band Cinema Stare are getting ready to release their debut album, The Things I Don’t Need, set for release May 19th, 2023 via Static Era Records. The Connecticut band blend elements of Indie into their music and focus on emotion. Their latest single Bad is accompanied by a video that plays on the trope of “what’s on the other side of the door,” before the band comes together for a performance.

Speaking on the song, vocalist Quinn says:

“Bad” is one of the first songs we wrote for the album. The song is sort of an inner analysis of my sexuality and the relationships I was having at the time. The lyrics culminated from feeling confused and like things were moving so incredibly fast that I couldn’t confront them quick enough. Looking back on how I felt when I wrote the lyrics, I can definitely see someone who was struggling to form their own identity.

Meeting in the summer of 2019, Cinema Stare fully came together in March of 2021. Writing over the course of a year, this allowed the band to bring extra depth to the songs when heading into production. The Things I Don’t Need was Produced by the band with assistance from Chris Teti (who also engineered and mixed) at Silver Bullet Studios, and mastered by Adam Cichocki at Timber Studios.

The Things I Don’t Need is available on vinyl for preorder now through Static Era Records. Cinema Stare has also announced a tour with Indiana emo band Leisure Hour.

Tour Dates:

w/ Leisure Hour

5/25 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s

5/26 – Ithaca, NY – Kava Lounge

5/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Fear & Loathing

5/28 – Massapequa, NY – Massapequa VFW

5/30 – Providence, RI – Alchemy

5/31 – Brooklyn, New York – Bar Freda

6/1 – Baltimore, MD – The Sidedoor

6/2 – Harrisburg, PA – Little Amps

6/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project

6/4 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

6/8 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s Apartment

6/9 – Bowling Green, OH – Howard’s Club

6/10 – Buffalo, NY – Milkie’s Elmwood Lounge*

* = Cinema Stare only

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