ABOVE: SPIRIT CLUB. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACK WAGNER.
Summer is undoubtedly a season of wanderlust. As images of beaches and far-flung locales swirl in our heads, we’re pleased to premiere L.A.-based trio Spirit Club’s single “Room to Run.” It’s a track that echoes the Beach Boys circa Endless Summer and encapsulates the aforementioned sentiment with its aching refrain, “I need room to run.”
Spirit Club consists of Nathan Williams of the surf rock outfit Wavves, his brother Joel Williams, and Andrew Caddick. As a three-piece they released their debut LP Spirit Club in 2015 (via Ghost Ramp) and have since been honing in on their sound, which Caddick describes as imbued with their “love of music and the vibe of nostalgia and classic sounds.” In the case of “Room to Run,” their process was collaborative and for Caddick, the track marked a shift in mood from their LP.
“For me, the first album was a way to deal with a lot of personal darkness I was going through at the time, and how it seemed like it was running my life,” Caddick tells us. “This song was written at a place where I was finally moving on and getting to a better place. I wasn’t going to give it any more power over me.”
The group has plans to release an album in the near future, but they’re cryptic when it comes to the specifics. One can hope, though, that they remain true to their self-described “honest creative process” and continue to create transporting tracks to take solace in.
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