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“Sundown” by LA’s own Racquet, makes you feel like a kid in your hometown after not visiting for a while. Making sense of familiar places and how they’ve changed, how those places shaped you and what that change means in relation. The desire to write a pop song in the unconventional meter of 7/8 sprouted the creation of “Sundown”. The dynamic and natural guitar progressions with the comforting rhythm pair perfectly with the self reflective lyrics and swooning vocals. Reminisce of a Frankie Cosmos, or Beach Fossils.
Racquet is the brainchild of Sapphire Jewell (guitar, vocals) and she explains the meaning behind the song:
““Sundown” is about nostalgia for lazy summer nights. I was messing around during a soundcheck a while ago and came up with this hypnotic riff in ⅞. It was a long time before I could figure out how to finish the song but I was determined to write something in a weird meter that I could still dance to.”
Jewell concludes, “I wanted the song to capture picturesque nights spent with friends driving in circles around a city, hitting up the best spots, and catching sunrises together. I think many of us can look fondly back to nights like that and I hoped the song would bring those moments to life again.”
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