Following their atmospheric collaboration with Loathe in the form of 2022’s “Is It Really You?”, Teenage Wrist have launched a new era of the group with their latest single, “Sunshine.” The duo unleashed their latest effort earlier in the month and have issued the track’s accompanying video today.
“Sunshine” is a departure from the LA group’s previous releases which incorporated elements of grunge, shoegaze, and alternative rock. Instead, their new single is a high-energy, captivating track that draws on a more streamlined approach to indie rock. Highlighted by vocalist Marshall Gallagher’s vibrant vocal delivery and melodic hooks, “Sunshine” beams with a shimmering brightness and optimism that we haven’t heard from the group in the past.
Through the track’s chorus, “Feel a little sunshine/In spite of your past lives/And if it feels right/Give a little of what you got away/Give a little of what you got away,” it’s evident that the group are looking on the brighter side of life and, “letting go of past trauma, being present and finding love inside yourself,” Galagher shares.
“It’s about sharing happiness with someone else, maybe giving in to the impulse to say “f— it” and letting yourself be free and feel something positive,” Gallagher continues. “It’s something new for us; I don’t think there was a single happy song in the Wrist catalog until now and we needed it.”
The accompanying video for “Sunshine” characterizes the track’s ethereal and carefree attitude. Brought to life by a group of teenagers skipping school to drink and drop acid together, “Sunshine” is a kaleidoscope of nostalgic freedom. As the song builds to its soaring crescendo, the video mirrors its intensity with a flurry of dancing. Check out the video for Teenage Wrist’s “Sunshine” below.
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