Smokey Brights - Ocean Shores

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of the Morning Show on KEXP, is "Ocean Shores" by Smokey Brights, a 2022 single on Freakout.


 
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photo by Rachel Bennett
written by jasmine albertson

Husband-and-wife duo and KEXP regulars, Smokey Brights, have been steadily churning out singles since their third record, 2020’s I Love You But Damn. Released in the midst of the pandemic, the album was a bright spot amidst the bleakness of the world in which it was birthed and a sign of perseverance.

Their latest single continues the Seattle band’s streak of sunshiney optimism. Named after the sleepy seaside Washington town, “Ocean Shores” sparkles with glimmering synths and kicks off with chorus of bellowing cries before mellowing out to focus on Kim West’s saccharine vocals that recount a story of spending time in the idyllic town while in the midst of battling depression and the mental gymnastics that take place when trying to get out of your head to appreciate beauty.

Smokey Brights are currently touring the West Coast, with a semi-hometown show in Tacoma at Alma Mater on Friday, August 26th. Watch their KEXP in-studio performance from 2018 below.

 

 

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