Indie pop trio San Cisco have joined forces with Pond frontman Nicholas Allbrook for new single, “Summer Days”.
The track, ideally timed for the summer months, strikes a balance between euphoria and melancholy, a sweet spot that San Cisco always find so well.
“Experiencing loss isn’t just about reflecting on the past, it’s also about mourning what the future could have been, that future can be as big or small as your heart desires filling whatever hole was left inside you,” the band explain.
“Standing on the rooftop of a tall building in a city filled with things that feel nothing like home on an evening engineered for celebrating love at the strike of midnight, the mark of a new year and a new beginning. But where do you fit into it all now they’re gone?”
San Cisco asked longtime friend and collaborator Allbrook to bring his signature vocals to the soaring corus, which recalls the likes of Robbie Williams in its arena-ready sound.
“Summer Days” is accompanied by an official music video, filmed in NSW’s stunning Blue Mountains. Directed by Levi Cranston, the clip “gives a glimpse of the technicolour cosmic imagery from an explosive telekinetic patient.” You can watch the full music video below.
“Summer Days” will feature on San Cisco’s forthcoming fifth studio album, Under the Light, set for release on March 1st. Under the Light was produced by James Ireland, mixed by Neal H. Pogue and Anthony Dolhai, and features collaborations with Allbrook and his Pond bandmate Jay Watson.
Also featuring on San Cisco’s upcoming album will be recent singles “Lost Without You”, “Horoscope”, “Honeycomb”, “High”, as well as the title track.
Allbrook, meanwhile, released his fourth studio album, Manganese, last year. “I feel like Australia as a whole suffers from a collective moral injury that puts a block on our emotional, social, cultural development,” the musician said about his album at the time of release.
San Cisco’s “Summer Days” is out now. Under the Light is out March 1st (pre-save/pre-order here).