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Somewhere

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1.
You’re too cool for LA I am bad with time I didn’t mean what I said but I wanted you to think I did I am Jackie O I am Patti Smith When you wanted it You’re too cool for LA I am bad with time I didn’t mean what I said But I wanted you or thought I did I am Jackie O I am Patti Smith I am Stevie Nicks When you wanted it bad And it must have been It must have been On a desert highway Riding Harley-Davidsons Oh it must have been Must have been Over some horizon riding off and I am Jackie O I am Patti Smith I am Stevie Nicks I am what you got Or I’m what you get Oh I’m everything And you’re too cool for LA
2.
Got an apartment Three doors down where I used to live We’re not getting any better We could move to Los Angeles Know i hated it when everybody did I’m not getting any younger Everything I had, I want it back Got to get used to it Yeah I find that there’s no use talking to you Saw the line in the movement Wasn’t mine yet Everything I had, I want it back Tongue-tied lightning All that might have been throwing 5 in a cab You and me in the back 5 in a cab You and me Everything I had, I want it back
3.
Singing 03:00
I heard them singing in a parking lot Sunday morning Thunder and lightning in a parking lot Sunday morning Waiting for my head to roll I heard them singing But you don’t care about it I heard them singing in a parking lot Sunday morning Waiting for my head to roll I don’t want to fight I just want to drive home Waiting for my head to roll
4.
Bad girl 04:07
Called your mother on her birthday goddamn couldn't think of things to say Knowing nothing but a big change god damn Washed it off on a suitcase And I partied down til the sun sets Walkin off on a freeway Oh, what would happen if I stayed Saw it all on a tv Keeping score with the one you get wrote it all on a subway last night I couldn’t fall asleep I told you I was nervous You wanted more for the hell of it Thought we could make a big scene Oh, What would happen if I stayed Being the bad girl Tearing up an apartment Making all that you couldn’t get Driving down to New Orleans Spending all of my cigarettes Falling off into silence Knowing all I could say to you I wanted to fight it I wanted to let it go Tearing up an apartment Making all that you couldn’t get Driving down to New Orleans Spending all of my cigarettes Being the bad girl
5.
Karen O 03:17
I saw Karen O live in a basement in Brooklyn had a dream that night that you came back to me my father called three times I stayed up all night walked across the bridge Saw the city come down Watched you fade into it i saw a fine young man in a two thousand dollar suit Do his best Bob Dylan For a crowded room I saw Karen O live in a basement in Brooklyn had a dream that night How it should’ve been my father called three times but my mailbox is full of his messages though i doubt he knows it And i don’t want to leave manhattan So I climb the stairs To get to your apartment
6.
Everywhere 04:08
It was a long time coming Thought about retracing steps already Too late to call back And I’m still hoping for another ending I caught you turning my way And I made bad moves baby Back when I was happy And i thought of you Almost every time I was holding on to all our endings I caught you turning my way Girl you’re everywhere I tried to give back to you I tried to make sense of it Wasn’t about to give it up I was counting cars to make my way back home to you baby I caught you turning my way Girl you’re everywhere And you got a little bit of your eyes from me Passed out, waiting for the light to carry And did I tell you how it ended? No I can’t calm down Girl you’re everywhere
7.
I was drunk, I was broke And a coward. I still am. Walking the town after midnight With the moon You were cold you were tired But you still love rock n’ roll Up a two-lane highway Tell me who I’ve been to heaven Once in a while in the moonlight Once in a while when im up at night Once in a while it can be what you want it to be I was drunk I was lying I could always take it farther Moving just like my father across the room I’ve been to heaven Once in a while in the moonlight Once in a while when I'm up at night Once in a while it can be what you want it to be Every time you kiss her Does it feel like missing home Every time you kiss her Does it feel like missing Once in a while in the moonlight Once in a while when I'm up at night Once in a while it can be what you want it to be
8.
Finding out 03:12
Got you in my car From the backseat saw the city Must have been my fault Yeah I know I started it Aint it like you said I was waiting on an answer Lying on the bed Yeah I know I started it But I’m just finding out Why you do it to me Got you in my arms hiding When you’re silent I could tell that you got what you wanted Or thought you did Yeah I know I started it But I’m just finding out Do you feel like dancing baby I just wanted the best On my own again And oh i know i started it I know i started it But I’m just finding out Why you do it to me
9.
Seasons 03:54
Know you’re right Call the kids to watch it on TV Golden light Dying in the back of a taxi cab And if it’s more than 5 dollars I could try to catch you after it Been in trouble For doing things the way I like Dividing the light into seasons Keeping your hand on my back Don’t it feel like real love? and your apartment kind enough to let you after it wished you well but 
i’ve been trying all my life Dividing the light into seasons Swearing you're better than that Don’t it feel like real love? I didn’t ask for any of it Always wanted everything Dividing the light into seasons Swearing you're wanting it back Don’t it feel like everything?
10.
Real thing 04:24
Got it bad well I still do See it rise in your chest lying next you I’ve heard rumors I saw light upon the lake I watched you falling saw it on your face are you the real thing? Honey I’m the real thing are you the real thing? Darling I’m the real thing. I’ll be all right Well it's you. Got it real, got it bad High on a mountaintop Everything that I had I watched you falling saw it fade are you the real thing? honey I’m the real thing are you the real thing? Darling I’m the real thing. I’ll be all right Waiting in the back of the room I was holding on to you Waiting in the back of the room I was holding on to all in my head Waiting in the back of the room I was holding on to you Watched it falling saw it go are you the real thing? honey I’m the real thing are you the real thing? Darling I’m the real thing. I’ll be all right
11.
Colors 03:02
Somewhere in the deep part of somewhere You live there. Look out for me The colors caught my eyes again Is it what you wanted? Is it?

about

*THIS ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 5TH 2021*

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. 

Coming alive in this newly discovered landscape, Colwell and Salisbury formed Sun June alongside Michael Bain on lead guitar, Sarah Schultz on drums, and Justin Harris on bass and recorded their debut album live to tape, releasing it via the city’s esteemed Keeled Scales label in 2018. The band coined the term ‘regret pop’ to describe the music they made on the ‘Years’ LP. Though somewhat tongue in cheek, it made perfect sense ~ the gentle sway of their country leaning pop songs seeped in melancholy, as if each subtle turn of phrase was always grasping for something just out of reach.

Sun June returns with Somewhere, a brand new album, out February 2021. It’s a record that feels distinctly more present than its predecessor. In the time since, Colwell and Salisbury have become a couple, and it’s had a profound effect on their work; if Years was about how loss evolves, Somewhere is about how love evolves. “We explore a lot of the same themes across it,” Colwell says, “but I think there's a lot more love here.”

Somewhere is Sun June at their most decadent, a richly diverse album which sees them exploring bright new corners with full hearts and wide eyes. Embracing a more pop-oriented sound the album consists of eleven beautiful new songs and is deliberately more collaborative and fully arranged: Laura played guitar for the first time; band members swapped instruments, and producer Danny Reisch helped flesh out layers of synth and percussion that provides a sweeping undercurrent to the whole thing.

Throughout Somewhere you can hear Sun June blossom into a living-and-breathing five-piece, the album formed from an exploratory track building process which results in a more formidable version of the band we once knew. ’Real Thing’ is most indicative of this, a fully collaborative effort which encompasses all of the nuances that come to define the album. “Are you the real thing?” Laura Colwell questions in the song’s repeated refrain. “Honey I’m the real thing,” she answers back.
They’ve called this one their ‘prom’ record; a sincere, alive-in-the-moment snapshot of the heady rush of love. “The prom idea started as a mood for us to arrange and shape the music to, which we hadn’t done before,” the band explains. “ Prom isn’t all rosy and perfect. The songs show you the crying in the bathroom,, the fear of dancing, the joy of a kiss - all the highs and all the lows.” 

It’s in both those highs and lows where Somewhere comes alive. Laura Colwell’s voice is mesmerising throughout, and while the record is a document of falling in love, there’s still room for her to wilt and linger, the vibrancy of the production creating  beautiful contrasts for her voice to pull us through. Opening track ‘Bad With Time’ sets this tone from the outset, both dark and mysterious, sad and sultry as it fascinatingly unrolls. "I didn’t mean what I said,” Colwell sings. “But I wanted you to think I did.”

Somewhere showcases a gentle but eminently pronounced maturation of Sun June’s sound, a second record full of quiet revelation, eleven songs that bristle with love and longing. It finds a band at the height of their collective potency, a marked stride forward from the band that created that debut record, but also one that once again is able to transport the listener into a fascinating new landscape, one that lies somewhere between the town and the city, between the head and the heart; neither here nor there, but certainly somewhere. 

credits

released February 5, 2021

Laura Colwell: vocals, keys, guitar
Michael Bain: lead guitar
Stephen Salisbury: guitar
Justin Harris: bass
Sarah Schultz: drums

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Danny Reisch at Good Danny’s
Mastered by Max Lorenzen
Additional engineering by Max Lorenzen, Evan Kaspar, and Matt Gerhard
Assisting by Andrew Stevens
Paintings by Jake Longstreth
Drawing by Susan LaMarca
Layout by Russell Edling
All songs written by Sun June

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