A synth-heavy track with a drifting, spacious sound Roommates by the Canadian indie-pop legends Ten Sleep brings together various influences that are distinctive to their sound. As part of the groups, seven track album Suburban lore the track highlights the various levels of friction that occur when sharing a life with outsiders.
The Dilemma of familiarising with the unfamiliar, the acceptance of external eccentricities that begin to integrate themselves into our lives. A track designed, arguably at its core to resonate with young adults who understand the disassociative nature of inhabiting new and unfamiliar terrain and better yet building a life there. Consistent with a steady melodic backdrop built around a pleasantly bubbly bass line that track has many narrative qualities. With few auditory highs in the structure of the music, the track arguably mimics the tone and nature of a reflective conversation. Subtly cynical yet definitively current, despite the sonic implication of nostalgia.
The track also houses a vocal performance that denotes distance and solitude. However not failing to juxtapose the narrator in the against the myriad of function that unfolds around him.
Standing solidly as a production this track is representative of the expectations of its respective album. True to both its genre and Ten Sleeps style