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Despite having five members, the latest single from Austin's Sun June is a very quiet, introspective song. The instrumentation on "Everything I Had" is both sparse and lush, focusing mostly on Laura Cowell's vocals. It's a charming modern folk/indie pop song, with the music truly complementing and structured around Cowell. It's one of those songs that sounds upbeat and sunny, even though you know in your gut it's just not.
Laura Cowell says of the new song:
"'Everything I Had' is about feeling stuck and wishing you could go back in time. It misses when things were new and easy and full of promise. It feels very 'Austin' to us, because things change here so quickly and it's easy to fall into a rut and feel like the city is moving on without you. Friends are always leaving town too, so sometimes it's fun to think moving to LA or New York would solve all our problems. It's also fair to say that the song has taken on some new meaning during the pandemic. We're all missing someone or something right now."
You can watch the video for "Everything I Had" below. Somewhere will be out February 5 on Run for Cover Records and Keeled Scales. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Sun June, check out the band's website.