A little while ago, alt-pop duo Computer Games
stopped by the Baeble office for a stripped-down Baeble NEXT Session. While Computer Games is a new collaboration (they just released their first EP, Lost Boys Life
, back in March), the members of the duo are pretty well seasoned in the music industry - the duo is comprised of brother Chuck and Darren Criss. Although they've always wanted to do a collaboration like this, the brothers initially ended up going their own ways and making their own names in music. Darren Criss has obviously made a big name for himself, creating the Youtube sensation Starkid and starring on Glee
, while Chuck spent his time as a part of the indie-rock band Freelance Whales. Computer Games grew out of the brothers' frequent basement jams from their childhood, and their regular songwriting collaborations.
For their Baeble NEXT Session, Computer Games performed some songs from their debut EP, including title track "Lost Boys Life" and "Every Single Night," as well as a couple songs of older songs from the brother's early days playing together; "Damage" and "Same Old Situation." Beginning the session with a full backing band that includes drums, bass, piano, and the Criss' on acoustic guitars, they strip it down for their last two songs, performing with nothing more than a couple of acoustic guitars and their harmonizing voices. Between songs, Chuck and Darren talk about their 80s-inspired songwriting, how their collaboration came about, and their goal of making music to make people happy. If you're finding yourself in need of a little 80s alt-pop happiness, our newest NEXT session might do the trick.