It’s easy to see why Summerdrive is bringing the sunshine feels in their latest release, “Shimmer“. With their name alone, it’s a safe bet that their music is all about evoking the good vibes of summer. It’s no surprise to note the New York-based trio is working on these upbeat styled tracks, especially since it’s summertime. When they first started releasing music under their old name, “Friends At The Falls,” in 2018. A song like “Shimmer” would not have had the same impact as it does now that the band has rebranded as Summerdrive. “Shimmer” represents a new beginning in every sense, for these talented multi-instrumentalists, Jake Stam, Matt Montgomery, and Tim Coakley.
“Shimmer” is a fantastic song that I think you’ll love. Especially if you’re a fan of driving with the top down to the coast. And the track is easily one of the best driving songs of the year so far. The style of the song is hard to come by these days, but Summerdrive has managed to create something truly special. The retro synths and propulsive percussion create an intoxicating blend of alternative-rock, indie-pop, and 80s-inspired synth-pop that is sure to get you pumped up for your next road trip.
Even though their track has a sunshine groove running through it, in comparison the lyrics are somewhat reflective. “The overarching idea of the song is chasing a feeling that has faded, whether you like it or not,” the band say in a statement about the song.
The lyrical narrative suggests: It’s strange how visiting places, where you’ve been with someone, can change once they’re no longer in your life. That it’s sad to think that something as simple as a location can bring up so many emotions and feelings. We can’t always control how things turn out, and sometimes we just have to let go and move on. It’s not always easy, but it’s necessary for our own well-being.