Sunbathers

FRESH: ‘Summer In The City’ – Sunbathers

Sunbathers LOVE “Summer In The City”!

by Christopher Smith

Sunbathers sear through the indie-pop rock sphere by pairing danceable melodies and raw lyrics with inimitable, soaring vocals. The band have just released their Summer anthem “Summer In The City”, a follow up to their recent EP “The Pool Party”, the second, more experimental installment in a pair of 2019 releases.

“Summer in the City” recalls a familiar Summer feeling…having too much fun and falling too hard in love. It’s about indulging in youthfulness and letting go of inhibitions – cherishing every moment of the summer season of your life, while also daydreaming about never having to lose the buzz of living deliciously. Featuring bright guitars, shimmery synths, and punchy drums, the song’s youthful energy and catchy chorus have made it a fan favorite live.

A remix of an early SoundCloud demo of the song has racked up 400,000 streams on Spotify alone. The band is excited to have the official finished version of the song out in the world. This single caps off the band’s string of releases this spring and summer (with EP’s “A Heat Wave” and “The Pool Party” released in March and June respectivly).

“The Pool Party” incorporates electronic and ambient soundscapes with samples, heavy synths, hybrid drums, and varied vocal effects. The EP explores the risks and rewards of letting your guard down for the opportunity to drown in desire, and all of the songs are tied together by similar threads of longing – a continuation of the lyrical narrative in the band’s previous release “A Heat Wave”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!