“Out The Window” is our third single off the 2012 Bid Adieu debut album, “We Died In 2012: This Is Hell.” The song is written about the awkward loneliness one experiences while being stranded at a party on your own. The underlying theme of the song speaks to the difficulties of trying to navigate inner anxieties and seeking escape. The message is reiterated in several moments, including the intro by featured vocalist Jill Ryan of Great Time, and the vocoder chorus by Gray Hall of 2012 Bid Adieu. “Out The Window” aims to intrigue and take risks, blending core elements of Trap, R & B, and Pop to make its own wave of genreless music. This production explores moments of both maximalism and minimalism while still hinting towards the ever-present core of R & B. We like to think of the song as a dreamy panorama of smooth synths that’s accessible enough to attract mainstream listeners, while also catering to those with an ear for experimentalism.
2012 Bid Adieu is an inclusive DIY collective of artists spanning every medium, working collectively to empower and fulfill each others’ ideas to their fullest capacity. Because 2012 Bid Adieu believes anyone can be an artist, inclusion is an important value in their approach to art. There’s a common belief that “some of us have it, some of us don’t.” Implicit in that statement is the assumption that most of us fall into the latter category. 2012 Bid Adieu’s goal is to expand the definition of artist, and change listeners relationships to creating, and their relationship with themselves.
2012 Bid Adieu began as a subconscious collaboration through years of friendship. Throughout this time, passions began to merge. 2012 Bid Adieu began with Jordan Clark and Gray Hall (producers/vocalists). Afterwards, they connected with Jeff O’Neal (Videographer, Creative Director) who had previously collaborated with Jordan on a Music Video titled “Path Forked Years Ago.” It was only a matter of time before Jordan and Gray welcomed their other bandmates, Jachary (bassist), Dillon Treacy (drummer), and Donovan Duvall (keyboardist). In the process of creating digital shorts, comedy, sketches, and clothing, 2012 Bid Adieu, brought in other players such as, Alex Pyle (Mixing Engineer), Lewis Gutierrez (Actor), Alyza Enriquez (videographer), Monisade Fabunmi (barber, stylist), Amelia Capaz (writer, meme curator), Ambra Parker (Model), Sasha Mcnair (dancer), Anna Wotring (dancer), and Prashast Thapan (3D Animator).
Forging their own genre of anti-pop meets electronic hip-hop, 2012 Bid Adieu takes the scene, seeking to upset traditional means of production. Individually, the members have gained recognition from outlets and media sites such as Def Jam Recordings, Tru Thoughts Records, Afropunk, Okayplayer, Blavity, KEXP-FM, Earmilk, The Masked Gorilla, Indiecurrent, The Deli Magazine, THRDCoast, Respect Magazine, BBC Radio 6, Revive Music, and more.
2012 Bid Adieu represents a euphonious collaboration, not to be defined, constantly evolving-transcending. 2012 Bid Adieu is a collective that insists on redrawing lines, and reclaiming the idea the “artist.” With their upcoming release, “We Died In 2012: This Is Hell,’ the imaginative crew introduces the world to a fresh ideology, and music that speaks directly to the Nintendo Generation, but can appreciated by listeners of all kinds.