We are honoured to premiere the new video from NSW outfit The Good Love – a slinky, soul-inflected piece of solid gold. Glorious harmonies and epic choruses combine to create something quite anthemic. There’s an easy sixties glow, touched with a hint of psychedelia, and singer Leroy Ashford-Meehan’s golden tonsils add a pastoral, bucolic glow. The band says of the single:
‘Sunshine Sometime’ is about the longing for someone who cannot be described more than a beam of sunshine. It was inspired by a visit to Manning’s Great Aunt Margaret in Melbourne. The song reflects on a wholesome morning with a lovely individual, telling jokes and stories and sipping tea. In this respect, we all wish to have someone like Margaret, who can shine sunshine onto others. So raise your teacup/glass/whatever and tell someone you love them.
Indeed the song is burnished by an air of melancholy and reflection. The accompanying video showcases the band’s inherent sense of humour and camaraderie – a feeling of good will and jot that bleeds into every note of the track. Directed by Harry Willis of Search Media it was shot across Pickets Valley on New South Wales’ Central Coast and follows the band adventuring in Leroy’s old Defender and chasing that ‘Sunshine Sometime’. The band explains:
…shot on a rainy day, the clip features us goofing around in our favourite outfits, being our fun selves, which contrasts with the weather shown in the video and supports the notion of longing for ‘Sunshine’.
This is life-affirming stuff and a much needed shot of Vitamin D and serotonin for our gloomy times. It is out today and available through all the usual download and streaming sites.
The band will embark on a tour across New South Wales, including stops at Sydney, Milton, Thirroul, Wamberal and Kiama, to coincide with the release. Details are:
Fri 13 May | Milton Hotel, Milton NSW
Sat 14 May | Beaches Hotel, Thirroul NSW
Thu 19 May | The Vanguard, Newtown NSW
Fri 20 May | Ocean View Beach Club, Wamberal NSW
Sat 21 May | Kiama Bowlo, Kiama NSW