Sun June’s sophomore record Somewhere released earlier this month combines minimalist indie pop with the vivid storytelling of americana. The songs drift in and out of romanticized cities across the country: a lover moves away to Los Angeles despite having their own Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks. In Brooklyn, we’re taken to a dive bar basement watching Karen O and never wanting to leave Manhattan. Being lost in thought while driving to New Orleans smoking your last cigarette. There’s a vulnerable softness throughout the record that feels as if you’re peering through a character’s memories in a film, whether it be going on a midnight stroll across city apartments to a desert highway on the back of a motorcycle.
Listen if you like: Julia Lucille, Hand Habits, This Is The Kit
Review by Sarah Ronan