Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Sonnymoon

For the first 1 minute and 45 seconds of ‘Nothing Thought’ Sonnymoon had me thinking that they made pretty but ultimately generic atmospheric music that they decided to pair with pretty but generic VHS visuals.  Then ‘Nothing Thought’ softly breaks into an earworm hook as the visuals turn HD.  From that point on Sonnymoon make an atmospheric blend of electronics and r&b that sounds nothing like all the other atmospheric electronic r&b that’s been popping up lately.  Their self-titled album continues to work with and bend that style with Dirty Projectors-esque tracks like ‘Greatness’ and UK/garage citing tracks like ‘Every Summer Night’.  The album is definitely a bit scattered stylistically, however, the standouts are incredibly memorable and show a lot of promise for whatever they do next.

-PK

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Sonnymoon