Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cold Expectations - "Summer Dress"

Photo by Joan Hathaway

When a band names a song "Summer Dress," it kinda has to be a summery song. Cold Expectations have released a perfect, laid back summer song. It's a bright and breezy indie rock song that borders on pop but doesn't quite go that far. It has that hanging out by a fire acoustic guitar hang out feel, even though it's an indie rock song. Even without the video, it's a great beach song.

In a post on Bandcamp, the band explains the new song:

"Summer Dress was written on a Sunday, thinking on how it’s the most peaceful day, and how it kinda puts all the other days to shame with its sense of purpose and clarity. With all our daily doses of chaos, at least you know that on Sunday the noise can be filtered out, or at least it strives to be that, for me. That’s where the opening lines came from. Summer Dress is intended to be earnest and optimistic – themes that aren’t easy to weave into 3-minute indie-rock, which tends to skew more jaded. This one is all about hope, anticipation and breathlessness."

You can watch the video for "Summer Dress" below. The song is available as a single via Red On Red Records and can be downloaded on Bandcamp. For more on Cold Expectations, check out the band's Facebook.

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