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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, new single from tropical indie-pop band The Sometimes Island, Neon Summer, is inspired by crashing waves on sunny Southern California beaches and the sadness of a summer break-up.
The Sometimes Island
Tropical indie-pop band The Sometimes Island create synth-heavy, pop laced music with introspective lyrics and bright, colorful sounds which will make you sway your hips in appreciation, both physically and intellectually.
I think the point of our music is movement. We make music that people can participate physically with, not just think about. Something to get you into your body and out of your head for a while.
-Matt Blankenship Jr.
Charismatic frontman, Matt Blankenship Jr., leads the band, which includes drummer Nick Lopiano, and bassist Bryan Mears. In their 4 years together, the trio has seen immense success, including over 9 million streams on their latest EP Beverly & Barbara, and a #2 spot on Apple’s Alternative Chart, beating out Billie Eilish.
With their quick rise to success, it may come as a surprise that The Sometimes Island is label-free. This DIY band has had incredible support from their community and fans, allowing them to grow as rapidly as they have.
New single Neon Summer was inspired by crashing waves on sunny Southern California beaches, juxtaposed with the sadness of a summer break-up, and features an undercurrent of tropical, beachy themes, with lyrics that touch on 90s nostalgia and summer imagery.
A throbbing bass line, dance-worthy melodies and soaring harmonies create an all-consuming, uplifting atmosphere, where you’ll find yourself getting lost in the warmth of their vibrant glow.
I hope this song inspires people to spontaneously do something summery. I hope they’re inspired to forget themselves for a second and do what makes them happy, and feel childlike.
When you live without cheat codes and shortcuts, you get really crafty. I think scrappiness is essentially creativity applied. There’s only one way to make it in music, and that one way is different for every musician, so I focus on our strengths and what makes us unique.
Hearing from real people how our music has changed their lives is why I make music. I love writing songs, but they truly take on meaning when they’re out in the world. I’m pushing the boundaries of who I am and what I’m capable of by being a musician.
-Matt Blankenship Jr.
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