Hot Flash Heat Wave – Sky So Blue
Its freezing cold in London today, but San Francisco’s Hot Flash Heat Wave have managed to provide more than a little bit of warmth with their new single Sky So Blue.
Sky So Blue is a lazy summer afternoon in a park, drifting off into reverie through the sheer fatigue of doing nothing at all. It’s a cocktail of synths, psychedelia and sunshine. Lots of sunshine.
The thing I most enjoy is how it meanders between beautiful bits of musicianship; there’s plenty of things going on, but it never feels like any effort to get between them. Dream pop certainly, but also it owes a great debt to the wonderful Americana sounds of the west coast. Oh, and Tame Impala, obviously.