Carver Commodore‘s latest track, “If Nothing Happens” (a part of their EP, If Nothing Happens) dives into the contemplation of whether the pursuit of a musical career holds meaning even if the grand aspirations of success remain unfulfilled. This deep thinking vibe really captures how the band has grown over time and how they’re totally up for digging into the more meaningful parts of their creative journey.
Carver Commodore’s journey started back in 2017 when Payton Pruitt and Phillip Blevins decided to kick off a fresh chapter after their college band called it quits. Now joining them is Noah Freeman, Clayton Christopher, and David Smith Jr. Over the years, the band has been on a ride of growth and experimentation, which has led them to where they are today—going for a more stripped-down and soul-searching vibe in their music. They’re all about getting cozy with their audience on a deeper level.
The track radiates a shimmering and daydreamy vibe while maintaining dynamic elements, straddling the line between indie pop and rock. Carver Commodore masterfully marries a refined, pop-leaning style with their characteristic garage rock sound, showcasing their artistic versatility. A notable touch of nostalgia is evident, reminiscent of ’90s pop-rock legends like Third Eye Blind, and even echoing the psychedelic tones of the late ’60s, perhaps drawing influence from the likes of The Flaming Lips.
The lyrics of “If Nothing Happens” are deeply personal and introspective, capturing the challenges and doubts that have emerged over the band’s five-year journey. As the members have encountered highs, lows, and personal changes, the questions about the feasibility of a career in music have inevitably arisen. But they’re turning all these feels into a musical story that hits you in the heart. You can totally vibe with their vulnerability and uncertainty.
The decision to prioritize quality over quantity in their music underscores Carver Commodore’s commitment to their craft and their desire to create impactful, meaningful music. In a world driven by metrics and numerical measures of success, the band’s dedication to intentionality sets them apart as leaders in the independent music scene.
“If Nothing Happens” is proof of how Carver Commodore has grown as artists in their short five-years as a band. They’re turning their doubts and uncertainties into a killer musical experience. They’re nodding to their roots while embracing the present and they’re inviting us all to tag along for the ride. It’s a reminder that the journey itself is just as important as the destination…and we are here for the ride.
Listen to “If Nothing Happens” on Spotify now.