Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Listen :: Children of the State - Big Sur
‘Big Sur’ - produced by The Coral’s Ian Skelly at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios - is the new release exploring lyrical themes of escape and loneliness through a vintage rock groove, from Children of the State.
The single, with a soaring, distorted organ intro which leads into a doo-wop inspired vocal melody, comes with an accompanying video, shot and directed by Sam Crowston (The Blinders).
“'Big Sur' was born out of a lot of grey days on an industrial estate in Doncaster wanting to be at the beach," explain the quintet, who hail from the Doncaster and Bolsover, Derbyshire areas.
"We were listening to a lot of Dick Dale and Beach Boys at the time and wanted to capture that 60s surf sound but bring it into 2020, but struggled to capture the vibe in Sheffield. We figured we’d get closer to the coast, so got in touch with Ian Skelly from The Coral, and spent a few days there creating it.”
Check it out it now.