Oberhofer, the cinematic and captivating musical project of Brad Oberhofer, releases new single ‘SUNSHiiNE’, featuring Shamir and Nick Valensi. The track is the latest offering from his first album in nearly 6 years, Smothered, out on 12th November via Telefono Records, which is an exercise in resilience and a symbol of perseverance. On the twinkling ‘SUNSHiiNE’, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi lends a signature fuzzed-out, escalating guitar solo and Shamir offers a poetic spoken word final verse.
“‘SUNSHiiNE’ is a song about finding someone (or something) that makes one feel reassured about one’s existence as a whole, and keeping oneself spiritually open to such revelations. I’ve been a big fan of Shamir’s for a long time, and when I sent him the album demos, he listed ‘SUNSHiiNE’ as a favorite. I have so much respect and admiration for Shamir and feel insanely grateful to have him on it. Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is a big part of the reason I started playing guitar, so it was an honor to have him play a solo on the track. (Jonathan) Rado and I really went crazy with the production on this one,” Brad explains.
With Smothered, Oberhofer fashions songs from the sparks of his own creative perseverance, through personal tragedy, professional uncertainty, and existential crises. He imprinted the anxiety, depression, and darkness of a two-year whirlwind upon tense dream-pop underpinned by wistful crescendos, harmonies straight-out-of-the-fifties, and soundtrack-worthy synth transmissions. The album features Teddy Geiger, Shamir and Nick Valensi of The Strokes. Additional performers include King Princess on ‘Dreaming Of U’, Jónsi on ‘All I Want’, and Girlpool on ‘Miss Yr Face’.
Composer, producer, and musician Brad Oberhofer carved out his own milieu with Time Capsules II (2012) and Chronovision (2015). Turning heads, he garnered critical acclaim. Oberhofer has toured with Sleigh Bells, Beach House, and Matt & Kim and enchanted audiences at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, SXSW, and The Late Show with David Letterman. After years of touring with his band, producing music and landing dozens of synch placements, Oberhofer has also established himself as an in-demand composer for film, television and advertisements, as well as performing as an instrumentalist on recordings by the likes of Katy Perry, King Princess, Moses Sumney, Amber Mark and others.
SMOTHERED, HIS FIRST LP IN 6 YEARS, OUT 12 NOVEMBER VIA TELEFONO RECORDS
FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS BY TEDDY GEIGER, JÓNSI, KING PRINCESS, AND GIRLPOOL
PRE-ORDER SMOTHERED HERE