NEW MUSIC: SMALL PLANETS – BREATHE
LA-based alternative rock outfit Small Planets release new single “Breathe”.
Small Planets may not have necessarily ‘burst’ onto the scene – it’s been more of an assured trickle – but they’re making their presence known in the fifth year since their inception with the latest single “Breathe”, nonetheless. Originally formed by Love, Spincic and Drazic in 2015 after being inspired by a Slowdive concert, then joined by vocalist Jessica Hernandez and guitarist Ryan Silo two years later, it’s been a painstaking process putting the perfect band together. Luckily, it’s one that has paid off tenfold as the five-piece define their sophisticated sound in this thoughtful new release.
“‘Breathe’” is written from an outsider’s perspective. It’s about someone who sees and appreciates the beauty from within that person.”
Uplifting guitars chime across a thundering bassline, driven along by roomy drums and Hernandez’s wonderfully languid vocal. “Breathe” is a song about depression and overcoming the darkness; bassist Josh Spincic explains, “depression can cloud your vision. [The song] is written from an outsider’s perspective. It’s about someone who sees and appreciates the beauty from within that person.” It’ll no doubt provide comfort for dream-pop lovers who have struggled with their mental health, especially as a cause of current global conditions, as it ebbs and flows from the warm, familiar waters of pop songwriting to the murkier pools of dark rock influence.
The b-side, “Summer”, is an instrumental piece to accompany “Breathe” by way of setting a very beautiful sonic scene. Small Planets have set themselves up as ones to watch with these new releases, likely to have you humming along in a state of deep thought. Be sure to show this talented LA band some love on social media if you want to hear more…I know I will!
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