Just three days into her foray into the music scene, Remy Bond has already commanded attention with her debut track “End of the World.” Born on March 27, 2004, this Los Angeles/New York-based artist is anything but your run-of-the-mill Gen Z musician.
Though young, Bond’s music packs a punch in the most poetic way. With her alt soft rock pop sound, she aims to create a “nostalgic voice that questions what’s currently going on in society.” She brings a refreshing perspective to the modern music landscape, standing out as an artist uninterested in sounding like anyone else in today’s charts.
When asked what makes her music unique, Bond cites her influences, most of whom have passed on. This is not a Gen Z artist trying to emulate Billie Eilish or Ariana Grande. In fact, Bond’s view on the current music scene is crystal clear: “Everything is very emulative of what’s popular, but what people don’t understand is that those people are popular for being original.”
The making of “End of the World” captures this ethos perfectly. Produced by Ttrruuces (aka Suki Waterhouse), the song explores themes of nostalgia, existentialism, and the current technological climate. The standout lyric, “Watching the silver screen come crashing down, Must have been the way they played me out,” encapsulates Bond’s observations on the generational shift in music and the entertainment industry.
It’s clear that Bond values authenticity. She believes that if you’re not original, you’re simply a “shittier version” of someone else. And that’s not just talk; she’s walked the walk. Prior to her music career, Bond had already made waves in Masterchef Junior, graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, and started writing her own album.
The vibe during the recording of “End of the World” was so relaxed that Bond questioned whether they were getting anything done. By the end, though, she realized she had created her best work yet. “It was one of the few songs where I didn’t have to make a demo before sending it to my producers and knowing it was good,” Bond reveals.
So, where does Bond see her music going? “Making rock cool again,” she says, pointing towards her future in the industry. Her cinematic approach to music videos, shot with an iPod she stole from the Chateau Marmont, spliced with Super 8 footage and iMovies, only reinforces her unique blend of old and new.
If you’re looking for something fresh yet eerily familiar, give “End of the World” a listen. It’s an emotional, thought-provoking track that not only introduces us to Remy Bond but also reminds us why we fell in love with music in the first place