– featured image courtesy of bryan parker –
as sun june’s debut album slides further into focus, it becomes harder to ignore its potential to be one of the year’s best inaugural outings.
on the austin quintet’s latest single, “slow rise ii,” laura colwell tentatively feels out the palm-muted echoes of the track’s foundation, her vocals gathering strength as the arrangement around her fleshes out. what begins as a whispered, atmospheric facade tilts into something gritty, more forceful, colwell’s declaration of “i’m tired of feeling i was the only one” resonating long after the song abruptly evaporates in a cloud of reverb.
sun june’s debut full-length, years, arrives june 15th via keeled scales. listen to its third single,” slow rise ii,” below.