“‘Sunshine’ – the summery new single by The Brummies – is certainly a welcome slice of escapism.” – American Songwriter
“Lush” – Rolling Stone
“Shimmering” – Billboard
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JULY 10, 2020 (NASHVILLE, TN) — The Brummies, Nashville-based rock trio, offer a ray of sunlight and a dose of positivity with their latest single “Sunshine
.” It is the first single from their forthcoming album due out later this year. The vibrant new song began with a moment of waking sunlight through cheap broken window-blinds. Ultimately though, the inspiration that completed the song was due to the late Bill Withers.
The Brummies bandmate Trevor explains, “We were messing with the groove of this one for a while and were having trouble finding the right one when someone said loudly ‘Bill Withers Vibe’ and then it clicked and we knew exactly what it needed.” In addition, he hopes that, “during hard times people can turn this one on and it gives them some light or up bringing in some sort of way.”
Of the songwriting process, John says “On this particular day Jacob told us he wanted to write a song about a ray of sunshine that woke him up that morning from some broken blinds by his bed. I believe I had a classical guitar in my hand and started playing the basic first two chords of the song. The melody and lyrics naturally fell out for this one pretty quickly. Co-writer Joe Hertler went into his world and came out with pretty much the whole bridge, or section before the instrumental. As we got closer to production for recording, Bill Withers was sort of a beacon for us in terms of groove. He definitely inspired the beat to that song.”
John offers the analogy that listeners “can apply ‘Sunshine’ to a lot of things that give you life, whether that be a significant other, coffee, weed, you name it.”
“Sunshine” is something that everyone needs right now, and although it may not be easily accessible for everyone, there is light in the simplest things, and The Brummies remind us of that. American Songwriter
premiered the track earlier this week, saying the song has “hopeful, uplifting lyrics and [an] optimistic musical vibe.” The song follows their recent release, the equally powerful “Hillside
,” which was featured in the trailer for Dads
, a film-festival favorite and actress Bryce Dallas Howard’s directorial debut.
Only two years ago, the band made their debut in 2018 with the full-length album Eternal Reach, which received high praise from critics and featured Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves on the song “Drive Away.” Now they’re back with fresh material and more to come over the summer.
The Brummies are composed of John Davidson, Jacob Bryant, and Trevor Davis. Known for their fresh blend of urgent rock & roll, dreamy indie-folk, and piercing songwriting, the band has a timeless sound crafted by three players in possession of an almost telekinetic musical shorthand.
Listeners can stay connected by following the band on Instagram and Facebook @thebrummies, and @the_brummies on Twitter. For more info thebrummies.com
. Catch the official music video for “Sunshine” on YouTube