“Sunshine” is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies.
Trapdoor Social’s indie rock is the pop-sensitive kind, music which embraces prospective mainstream appeal instead of giving it an elitist cold shoulder. “Sunshine” is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies. Stylistically, it’s pretty close to the Arctic Monkeys, but Trapdoor Social have dropped a little bit of the band’s sneering edge in favor of a more sun-baked garage rocker a la the Raconteurs. Rock-wise, it ticks all the conventionally-used boxes which keep the genre pumping, and pop-wise, it taps the production and memorability necessary to embed itself in the style’s good books.
"The verses are a brooding, melancholy meditation on unrequited love, while its chorus launches into an almost naive proclamation about filling up the void with sunshine,” says the band. “The song's theme is one of embracing contrast and using loss as a catalyst to move beyond the ordinary."
Trapdoor Social releases August 12th.