BY ERIN MALYSA
PHOTO BY ALYSSE GAFKJEN
Bully’s sophomore album, Losing, struggles endearingly with the same ideas and situations that popped up on their debut offering Feels Like, in which singer Alicia Bognanno screams and coos into the mic so truthfully it almost hurts. Partially driven by dating truths and exposing the things we try to hide, “Running” deals with anxiety and wanting to tell the person you care about that you “get it” (and possibly even “get them”) with words that sometimes fall on deaf ears or emotionally closed hearts. On “Kills to be Resistant,” the guitar work by Clayton Parker shreds into the chorus and allows Stuart Copeland to thrash and fill the song with rhythmic beat rocking. Meanwhile, Bognanno opens up a bit but maintains defensive walls for protection, softly oohing a heartsick sigh that builds and releases into a snarling “fuck you” scream.