– featured image courtesy of bryan parker –
the austin quintet sun june are gearing up to release what is sure to be an essential summer record. laura colwell’s lead vocal on the album’s second single, “discotheque,” has an airy weightlessness that underscores the track’s enduring melancholy, a complementary practice further embodied by the warm bell tones that overlay the track’s slow-burning arrangement.
“discotheque” is paired with a self-directed music video that traffics in equal parts nostalgia and poignancy, wide-open panoramas juxtaposed with intimate home film footage. taken in as a complete audio/visual experience, “discotheque” is an understated, aching exercise in restraint, its slight haze imbuing the aura of a humid summer evening.
sun june’s debut full-length, years, is due out june 15th via keeled scales. watch the music video for “discotheque” below.