Four piece alternative rock band China Bamboo releases their second single “Ambivalence (For You),” which started out as an ode to the growing pains of adolescence that many teenagers can identify with. Its melancholic emotions are captured by the sentimental lyrics poured from band member Ruby’s heart into the song.
The Brighton, UK band are a collective of established friends combining a compelling sound of melodic vocals intertwined with alternative 80s style guitar and synths. They took on this song created by Ruby when she found herself in a journey of self-discovery and contradictions of growing up and turned it into a differing release from their debut single featuring turbulent guitars, drums and lyrics.
Their debut single “We’ve Discontinued” has earned many praises including receiving airplay on BBC Introducing. “Ambivalence (For You)” is just another example of the diverse productions we can look forward to from this up and coming band.
“Band mate Danny came across the abandoned song and is struck by its sad yet hopeful lyrics,” Ruby shares. “Drawing influence from Kate Bush’ “Running Up That Hill (Deal With God)… Danny’s passion and new vision for the song was a turning point.”
Stream “Ambivalence (For You)” below: