Watch: Exploded View “Summer Came Early”

Watch: Exploded View “Summer Came Early”

Exploded View returns on November 10th with a new EP called Summer Came Early, due out via Sacred Bones. The band’s self-titled debut LP came out in 2016, and it was one of Live Eye Tv’s favorite albums from that year. The label reports that vocalist Annika Henderson and bandmates Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada and Amon Melgarejo headed back into the studio after finishing up that initial release, and the upcoming EP contains songs from those new sessions, as well as some outtakes that didn’t make it onto their debut.

The ease and concision of “Summer Came Early” belie this track’s placid surface. Sure, at first blush, the sun’s early return might seem a boon. Dipping our toes in the lake we might not even “question a thing.” The amber tone in Henderson’s windy voice might even lull us into this passive regard, but listen closely and you can hear the haunting shadow of a darker truth mushrooming from above. The video for “Summer Came Early” is directed by William Markarian-Martin, and it makes explicit what Henderson implies. Using haunting archival footage of atomic explosions, as well as animating dioramas depicting a nuclear winter, this imagery couldn’t be more prescient. “The summer sun came early that year … but we didn’t question a thing.”

Watch: Exploded View “Summer Came Early”

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

UA-15709647-1
%d bloggers like this: