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Review: "Shimmer" - Summerdrive

Sometimes you lose those sentimental feelings you had for a place, and it's bittersweet. The spot you had all those cherished memories of suddenly fades to being just another place you've been. Relationships and the memories you hold close constantly change, letting feelings of nostalgia slip away. That's what Summerdrive captures in their new single, "Shimmer." The band states, "The overarching idea of the song is chasing a feeling that has faded, whether you like it or not. Visiting the places that you’ve been with someone, whether it be a friend or partner, and those places not holding the same meaning as they once did. Ultimately realizing that sometimes it’s out of our control how these things end up."

Featuring the band's one-of-a-kind sound, Summerdrive's "Shimmer" tastefully blends together elements of alt-rock, indie-pop, and 80s synthpop. The single is an upbeat banger, being driven by exciting percussion that creates the ultimate summer dance track. "Shimmer" is full of infectious melodies and pleasant vocals, pairing nicely with the electronic interjections and synth-laden soundscape. Giving listeners energetic, memorable moments, Summerdrive shows off their ability to deliver unforgettable music. "Shimmer" is a fresh new find perfect for summer playlists and reminiscing over nostalgic moments.

Formerly known as Friends At The Falls, Summerdrive made their debut in 2018 with their first EP, Wild In Our Ways. They followed up in 2021 with their sophomore project, Be The Change, netting the band over 4 million cumulative streams. Summerdrive is a New York based group, comprised of members Jake Stam, Matt Montgomery, and Tim Coakley. They have been heavily influenced by their time in New York and Los Angeles, as well as by acts like Walk The Moon, The Killers, Coldplay, and The 1975. Some of Summerdrive's popular releases include "Sunkissed Dreamland," "It's Alright, Let Me Go," and "You Don't Have To Be Alone."

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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