“Upon first listen of LA’s The Sometimes Island a few images come to mind: summer, a secluded beach and the future of synthpop. The moniker of Austin-born musician, Matt Blankenship Jr, The Sometimes Island specializes in dreamy soundscapes with hard-hitting lyrical content meant to make you stop and think in the midst of a party. New EP, Bad People – released just last month – is a surefire hit and meant to be played at full volume during all of your summer soirees.”
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The Sometimes Island is premiering a second track, “Can’t Move On” from their upcoming EP exclusively on Substream. The single is equipped with dreamy harmonies, synth tones, and a bass line perfect for summer nights. Lyrical content courtesy ofMatt Blankenship Jr., the man behind The Sometimes Island, really shines in this track that tackles the struggle of being between two feuding exes.
“Two very close friends of mine were dating, and when they broke up I was in the middle of it, hearing both sides and feeling very torn. Those sentiments channeled into this song, written from each of their perspectives. The inability to communicate – with battle lines drawn and pride on the line – made me feel a little like a cloud floating over a battlefield. This song was my way of dealing with it, using the music symbolically to put in little silences and finally an explosive, dramatic bridge.”
Keep an eye, and an ear, out for the full EP set to release July 28th. The Sometimes Island will also be heading out on a West Coast tour later this summer.
The Sometimes Island recently curated a playlist worthy of every poolside hangout and road trip you’ll take this summer. The playlist, exclusively on Musical Notes Global features some big name artists you love, like Spoon, Christine and the Queens, Kindness, and more! Matt Blankenship Jr., man behind the moniker The Sometimes Island, says the playlist is all about taking in all that summer has to offer. “This playlist celebrates slowing down, basking in the sun and letting that drop of condensation roll off your ice cold drink as you relax by the pool.” Sounds pretty perfect to us. Check out the playlist here.