By Caleb Oldham
This track attacks you from all angles. Physically, it completely disoriented me - I couldn't help but look around as if the sound was coming from all four walls of my room. But I was no longer in my room, I was in a sonic forest following a ringing, sunny guitar. Soon, crashing drums gave rhythm to my step and little synth butterflies flew all around my head. "This could be what real life feels like," sings the frontman of Sunbeam Sound Machine, a spot on description of what the band itself sounds like. Most musicians tend to sing about a girl that broke their heart, or a girl that they're in love with, or their reflections on life and death, but it seems like Sunbeam Sound Machine is singing about the music they're playing: real life could feel as good this song makes you feel.
Everything about this track is cavernous and welcoming. Layers of synth and reverb-heavy guitar don't come off as gaudy, but warm and well-produced like Tame Impala at their best. I don't know what magical psychedelic berries Melbourne has stumbled upon but I'm glad they've found some way to share them with the rest of us.