Last Week, half•alive released another new single as well as announce a tour with a huge pop-rock act. The Long Beach based trio’s latest song is titled ‘Summerland‘ and it sets the scene for the end of summer.
The track is written by half•alive and Skyler Stonestreet with production by OJIVOLTA– Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Jon Bellion. As far as instrumentals, half•alive use electronic sounds to create a futuristic and laidback back.
The whole song feels like we are reminiscing those cool summer nights that we still have yet to experience. In an exclusive press release, half•alive had this to say about the single
“Summerland” was created from a conversation about patterns I had with my uncle in Oakland, CA sometime last year. Specifically, about the patterns of life as seen through the seasons. How the seasons show us the same pattern of the day, & of our life stage, & so much more.” singer Josh Taylor also said. ” I became so fascinated by this pattern & how structural it is to music & art & literature. The romance & fruit of summer (noon, maturity), giving way to the dramatic dying of Autumn (sunset, old age), to the death of Winter (midnight, death), & the rebirth of Spring (sunrise, youth).”
The band says this is the first time they set out to make a ‘summer song’, but after digging deep they found much more than just a song. It captures night swims & dancing & late nights with friends & the beach, but it’s so much more as well.
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The release of “Summerland” follows the release of both “Time 2” and “What’s Wrong” which came out earlier this year. It is clear the band is up to something with a new project. Now we have more to look forward to with a few live performances lined up.
half•alive have announced a run of headlining west coast shows including a stop at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on September 16th. They will also be at the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival on September 19th.
The band will be hitting the road this fall with Twenty One Pilots on their “Takeover” tour which starts in Denver, CO on September 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.