SUN JUNE – ” Singing “

Posted: September 2, 2020 in MUSIC
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Austin Texas band Sun June returns with a gorgeous new single, taken from the band’s long awaited second album, coming in early 2021 on Run For Cover + Keeled Scales. “Singing”, which singer Laura Colwell calls, “our groundhog day song”, finds Sun June subtly ushering their distinctive, gently twangy dream-pop into more widescreen, “timeless classic” territory, while retaining all of the comforting warmth and bittersweet wistfulness of their beloved debut. There’s definitely a melancholy, “summer’s over” vibe to the whole thing, but “Singing” ultimately exudes a hopeful, almost anthemic quality, and it’s one of the prettiest things we’ve heard all year. Colwell talks about the song’s relatable themes and its accompanying video, which she directed with bandmate Stephen Salisbury:

“‘Singing’ is our groundhog day song. It’s about being stuck in an old argument with your partner, wishing you both saw the world the same way. The video expands on that idea by cycling through various mundane ruts we can get caught in. We also explore around our Austin neighbourhood, where they’re tearing stuff down and building stuff up.”

The five members of Sun June spent their early years spread out across the United States, from the boonies of the Hudson Valley to the sprawling outskirts of LA. Having spent their college years within the gloomy, cold winters of the North East, Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury found themselves in the vibrant melting-pot of inspiration that is Austin, Texas. Meeting each other while working on Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’, the pair were immediately taken by the city’s bustling small clubs and honky-tonk scene, and the fact that there was always an instrument within reach, always someone to play alongside.

“Singing” by Sun June out now via Run For Cover Records

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