TUNE Gum Country - Somewhere
Gum Country 'Somewhere' is the title track from the debut album of the same name.
The band features Courtney Garvin of The Courtneys teaming up with drummer/synth player Connor Mayer, as they blend the warmth of C86 bands with fuzzy guitars and sharp songwriting.
Somewhere is out 19th June via Kingfisher Bluez (Canada), Burger Records (US), Dinosaur City Records (Australia) and Waterslide Records (Japan).
"I wrote 'Somewhere' a couple years after moving to LA", explains Garvin of the track. "It's about leaving a place that you are comfortable in and landing in a strange new one, and discovering what parts of your identity remain and which were left behind. The first line I wrote was 'haven't felt this way in a while, I can't think straight can't hide my smile, i guess this is gonna be my life for a while', and then it was just a process of unravelling that thought. I think the song could be about the range of emotions that come with any big change, and ultimately settling on a mellow excitement for vulnerability."
Garvin added: "It's pretty serious subject matter for Gum Country, and I blame it on the poetry class I was taking at the time."