Sun Junkies are a four-piece band from Brantford, Ontario, that formed in 2018. Cutting their teeth in the Southern Ontario indie scene, as well as touring the USA and Canada’s east coasts, the four best friends have had plenty of time to hone their songwriting abilities.
Having just finished recording their magnum opus, Parachuting, the band’s sound and image are more realized than ever before. Sun Junkies’ sophomore LP discusses the toxic nature of overindulging in nostalgia, the existential dread that comes with measurable time, and the insane pressure of trying to make the most of fleeting youth.
Although it’s mainly about time, Parachuting has many other recurring themes. It deals with topics like the soul-crushing monotony of the 40-hour work week, as well as the coping mechanisms and anxiety that come with such a mundane reality. Featuring an orchestral arrangement of pianos, violins, and horns juxtaposed with growling feedback and distorted guitars, these songs will (hopefully) make you feel like you’re unreasonably sad at the most debaucherous party you’ve ever been to.
Discussing the new song, Noah CarMichael states:
“When I was writing ‘Stay 4 the Night’ I was struggling with the fact that I had lost touch with most of my old friends, not because of any kind of turmoil, but just from distance and time. I started to convince myself that these people blamed me for the loss of contact, when in reality I’m sure we all understand that sometimes things just change.
“The ‘I’m not listening to you’ line was basically me telling myself to push out these intrusive thoughts. As bleak and introspective as that sounds, in the end I decided that love is too important to let all these insecurities get in the way.”
Visit the artist online here: http://www.instagram.com/sun_junkies.