“Just imagine if Wilco and Coldplay had a baby adopted by Radiohead”, says Looms when describing themselves on their website. Perhaps this is an apt description, but Looms use one thing that those bands (or really any bands) use rarely enough: Fender Rhodes. This most revered of electric keyboards is a time-proven way to class up a song or, in the case of “Sunshine”, give it a swanky, lounge-ready mood. In addition to being a pleasant, relaxed listen, the loose playing of “Sunshine” makes it ripe for reinterpretation and expansion, fitting given the group’s improvisational chops in a live setting.
Frontman Sharif Mekawy says about the song, “There was a time when a friend and I were living a very intense lifestyle and making some decisions that may not have been the smartest. ‘Sunshine’ is about having to deal with some hard truths and consequences we always tried to ignore. In dealing with those consequences, we learned there was another way to live.”
Looms are set to release their debut album, Waking Days, in the coming months.