The Trails of Seeking Balance as a “Space Case”
Launched in early 2020, Southern California four-piece Move Like Creatures defied the odds, transcending the loneliness and isolation of lockdown to find each other in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Found in their early 2022 single “Space Case,” Frontwoman Nancy Bombard’s lyrics are raw and vulnerable, grappling openly with insecurity and mental health. Her bandmates — drummer Melissa Koziel and guitarist Ryan Reynolds — deliver similarly confident, captivating performances, resulting in a sound that is all and all intimate and anthemic. Inspired from sounds such as Hayley Williams and Liz Phair to Gwen Stefani and Olivia Rodrigo, the goal of Move Like Creatures is mainly to remind us that no matter how dark or desperate things may seem, we’re never truly alone in this world.
“‘Space Case’ is our favorite song off the EP because it is a song about ADHD, love and acceptance. It highlights the importance of mental health and seeking balance, especially when you tend to find excitement through chaos. We hope everyone feels less alone and knows they are worthy of love no matter their shortcomings.”
“Space Case” is both bold and bittersweet, overall combining to be a journey of exploring the ups and downs of life and finding comfort in the people that surround you. The track is filled with highly relatable lyrics, delving deep into everyday life, like speaking of missing the correct exit on the freeway, mistakenly being late to activities and always having an inner feeling of impending doom.
The track drives its message forward with an extremely catchy beat and a mainly guitar and electronic melody, sure to catch the attention of any music lovers strongly into indietronica. To cap off an already phenomenal single, the track ends with a hard-hitting guitar solo, taking an already fun time to even further heights. “Space Case” is the perfect addition to any feel-good playlists, and is completely deserving of an initial listen.