By: Eliza Goldstein
This week in “bands I’m kicking myself for sleeping on”: Orlando/St. Pete’s Someday River! The trio released the first single from their upcoming album, which is set to release in 2018. The track, titled “Over the Weather” is a three-and-a-half-minute blend of psych pop and folk, with some blues influence thrown in for good measure. The song’s consistently alternating tempo keeps you on your toes, and depending on the day, you may have the chorus, verse, or even just the guitar solo stuck in your head. There’s nothing about this song that isn’t catchy and fun.
It may be because I’ve lived in Florida most of my life, but the line “See it starting to rain/Seems so close but looks so faint” puts me immediately in my kitchen looking out at a classic Florida rainy day. Writing song lyrics directly referencing where you live is a bold move — you always run the risk of alienating listeners who aren’t familiar with the area. Someday River seamlessly marries the symbolism behind their lyrics with engaging and picture-painting vocals. “Over the Weather” is an exciting teaser of what’s to come and I know I’ll be singing it all the way through the new year.