Floaty Feeling, Blue
Reviewed by: Fareeha Naim
Floaty Feeling, Blue is the perfect title and description for the new EP from Philly-based psych-pop band, Weekender. Overlapping textures produced by the addition of heavy synthesizers creates light, bouncing, airy music that seems to float all around you.
With just six tracks, Weekender achieves dreamy effects that’s reminiscent of cruising down a beachside road on summer days with the sunroof open (oddly descriptive, yet relatable). Psychedelic tones and drifting vocals add to the calm atmosphere that surrounds you with every track. The songs all follow a common theme, focusing on the way humans interact with each other and our environment—a theme Weekender exemplifies through their lyrics as well as their compositions. The final song, “When We Woke,” features a thirty second period of silence in the middle, further adding to the dreamscape setting and worldly focus. Every interaction we have will not mesh perfectly, just as the track does not because of the break. The additions of the synths was definitely a good choice—the layered tracks are catchy, sway-inducing, and oddly calming despite some hard beats.
Weekender has pumped out six smooth, solid tracks that take indie pop to the next level. Definitely worthy of jamming out in the car to.