Long Beach based trio half•alive have released the video for their new single “Summerland” via RCA Records. Watch HERE. “Summerland” is written by half•alive and Skyler Stonestreet and produced by OJIVOLTA (Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Jon Bellion) along with additional production by the band.
half•alive says, ““Summerland” was created from a conversation about patterns I had with my uncle in Oakland, CA sometime last year, specifically, about the patterns of life as seen through the seasons… How the seasons show us the same pattern of the day, & of our life stage, & so much more. I became so fascinated by this pattern & how structural it is to music & art & literature.. The romance & fruit of summer (noon, maturity), giving way to the dramatic dying of Autumn (sunset, old age), to the death of Winter (midnight, death), & the rebirth of Spring (sunrise, youth).We’ve always wanted to write a summer song, but the depth of this story made it feel like the summer song of all summer songs. It’s night swims & dancing & late nights with friends & the beach & sun tans, but it’s so much more as well. Summer is the beginning & the end of the story, the golden hour of romance, where all of life is at peace with God & each other & in ourselves, where freedom is savored & where we want to remain forever. So at a glance, it’s just a summer song, but under the surface, it’s that & so much more.”
The release of “Summerland” follows the release of both “Time 2” and “What’s Wrong” which came out earlier this year. “What’s Wrong,” which was “Most Added” at Alt Radio around its launch had garnered over 8.7 million streams worldwide. The band also performed it on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live last month. Check it out HERE.