Joyer Drop New Single ‘Softer Skin’

    Joyer have shared a new single, ‘Softer Skin’, lifted from their upcoming LP Night Songs. Following previous entries ‘Silver Moon’, ‘Star’, ‘Drive All Night’, and ‘Fall Apart’, the track arrives with a video by Sabrina Nichols. Check it out below.

    “’Softer Skin’ was a fun one to write because it was one of those songs that just was a product of us messing around and jamming,” the duo’s Shane Sullivan said in a statement. “I love approaching songs like that every once in a while because it reminds me of the spontaneity and playfulness of making music. Some of the lyrics were inspired by this exhibit I saw about antique weathervanes from farms around the country combined with a recurring stress dream I was having. Every possible thing that could go wrong in ordinary life did; accidentally locking myself out of my apartment, trying to park my car and hitting every single car around me, things like that. I knew I really wanted to incorporate that into a song. I guess I’m kind of an anxious person and feel like I can be unlucky sometimes.”

    Nick Sullivan added: “The video was made by Sabrina Nichols who also sings on the track with us. I used to drum in her band Shep Treasure and always loved her singing in that project so it was cool to have her featured on a couple of songs. We’ve also been huge fans of her animation for a while so it was awesome to have her do her thing for the video. A lot of songs on this album were written around the times we were touring with Shep Treasure, and her other band Kitchen, which were some of the best times I’ve had since starting Joyer, so I think it works as kind of a fun time capsule for us too.”

    Night Songs comes out April 26 via Hit the North/Julia’s War.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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