words by tom johnson
photograph by callie bloem
“It’s an ode to being at the mercy of your own emotions, good and bad. It simply asks to be loved and understood despite being unstable and vulnerable,” say Haunted Summer about their beautiful new track ‘Sour Grapes’, the lastest, suitably brooding, track to be lifted from their forthcoming Spirit Guides LP, which is released later this year on September 29th.
Centred around the songwriting exploits of Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, Haunted Summer first rose to prominence with 2013’s ‘Something In The Water’ EP, but their latest record, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s ‘Birth’ LP, makes for a huge leap forward, counting Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality among its guest names.
Their latest track, which we’re very pleased to unveil below today, finds the duo in subtle and sultry form, that blissed-out feeling that drifts between brightness and melancholy, which has become something of a signature sound, leaving behind a dream-like atmosphere that lingers for far longer than the track’s exquisite four-and-a-bit minutes.
“When you truly care for someone,” Haunted Summer say, “you see past their imperfections or even try to comprehend their thoughts and actions to make them feel less alone.”
Listen to ‘Sour Grapes’ below right now.