Sun Culture is quite an appropriate name for singer/songwriter Chase Coy's current musical endeavor.
He and co-producer/co-writer Jordan Schmidt released their self-titled album in March of this year, and it's just plain great!
The music is mellow, and instantly transports you to a sunny beach day with nothing but your headphones and a cloudless sky.
"Crooked Line" is the intro track, a snippet that leaves you wanting more and excited to hear the rest of the album. The remaining tracks boast some impressive production guaranteed to keep your attention and make you a Sun Culture fan.
My personal favorite is "God Only Knows", which I think exhibits Coy's vocal abilities and the beat, dominated by those drums, is fantastic. A close second is "Where We Started", with its beautiful dreamy, reminiscing quality.
The songs almost seem to transport you to another time, something all of us need at some point in our lives.
A lot of their songs remind me of The Neighbourhood, specifically the vibe you come across with songs like "Sweater Weather" and "Alleyways".
Coy revealed that the writing process for Sun Culture was mostly experimental, with the end product a sort of pleasant surprise for him.
"Originally, the record was going to be an indie folk record. I had prepared 5 or 6 songs that were in various states of completion to bring into the studio, and we ended up scratching all but one or two and starting over from scratch. This was the first time I had ever written for an album while I was in the studio tracking, and it gave my co-producer/co-writer Jordan Schmidt and I a lot of freedom as we built the tracks to switch things up and try out some new ideas," he said.
"I knew I had wanted to really push myself and try something new, but the record really took on its current form once I realized I was no longer making a record to release as a solo artist anymore. Once we knew that this was something entirely new and different than what I had done in the past, we were really able to figure out what the sound we wanted was, and what Sun Culture would eventually become."
Coy and Schmidt's partnership is a great one, if Sun Culture is any indication. If the production and vocal quality continues along this road, they'll be taking over the music world soon enough!
Download Sun Culture for free on NoiseTrade! You can also listen to the stream below!
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