LA buzz-band Smoke Season have released their new UK single Good Days. The pulsating alt-pop anthem combines an earworm chorus with bouncy synths and is accompanied by a nostalgic, sun-kissed new video.
Describing their mix of atmospheric electronica and emotive melodies as ‘dustbowl soul’, the band have released three EPs, a series of inventive videos and built a growing fan base dialled in to the duo’s activism for social causes. Produced by Fabian Ordorica (Goldroom), Good Days puts Smoke Season’s artistic craft and genre-breaking skills at the core of their infectious pop, with Gabrielle Wortman’s fierce vocals and Jason Rosen’s distinctive guitar work layered with bursts of saxophone from guest instrumentalist James Ragusa.
The lyrics explore growing pains and the combination of looking forwards to the future whilst remembering the past. “Good Days is a song about nostalgia,” explains Wortman. “We wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of remembering times that shaped you into who you are today. Those events seem to slip by as they’re happening, but their importance becomes so clear in retrospect. To us, this is the definition of soul-shaping.”
Smoke Season will be announcing new live dates soon. For more info, head to smokeseason.com.