Saunas is a brand new project out of Nashville, TN. The project began when two friends, Hans and Jay, reunited at a wedding and began collaborating. Between sessions in Nashville and Atlanta, the two developed a unique sound with nods to ’70s and ’80s pop and rock. With lyrical themes centering around the vacuity of modern life, patience, and becoming a better person, Saunas seeks to be a sort of self-help band for both artist and listener. Their forthcoming self titled EP was produced by Jeremy Clark (Rayland Baxter, Okey Dokey) and is set to release later this year.
The duo’s debut single, “My Body” is headlined by perky vocals and playful percussion, with the spirited vocal performance having a bit of Afro-pop resemblance to Paul Simon’s trickling goodness, as well as My Morning Jacket’s more tropical-tinged grooves. The groove really rides around 01:10, when soaring backing vocals with a surf-pop tinge ride on a tropical melody. Easy-breezy listening from Saunas is evident, with a fresh and carefree sound that’s ideal for year-round listening. Listen here