Sun June (Photo by Santiago Dietche)
Sun June returned with Somewhere, a new album, in February 2021. Now, a year later, the band gets to tour the new songs — including a tour stop at Songbyrd Music House on Saturday, Feb. 19.
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.
Laura and Stephen have since become a couple, which had a profound effect on their work. “We explore a lot of the same themes [as our debut album ] across it, but I think there’s a lot more love here,” Laura said of the new record.
Watch the official music video for “Bad Girl” by Sun June on YouTube:
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.
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Songbyrd Music House
Saturday, Feb. 19
Show @ 7pm