California dream-gaze band Soft Science have aired their new single “True” and its accompanying video.
Speaking about it, songwriter/guitarist Ross Levine says:
“Our song ‘True’ explores the loss of a dream or the realization that the relationship you want or the pretty picture is just not going to happen or has disintegrated. With this realization, there is still hope and desire for something real, something ‘true.’ It’s kind of a different take on a lyric theme throughout our album Lines that acknowledges hardship and challenges as a part of life – at the same time hoping for peace or a happier path.”
“Musically, we were inspired by ‘80s sounds and textures from bands like Echo & The Bunnymen, Yazoo, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.”
Of the video, she added:
“When we were brainstorming video ideas, we thought it might be cool to put this song with an old movie that followed a complicated love story. Then our manager Jeremy reached out to Kev Bolus who really came through. Kev used clips from a 1946 feature starring the great Barbara Stanwyck called The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and we instantly knew it was perfect for the song.”
Watch it below.
Formed in 2009 by longtime collaborators Katie Haley (Holiday Flyer, California Oranges) and brothers Ross and Matt Levine (Welt, The Tank, California Oranges), the group was later joined by partners Tony and Becky Cale (English Singles, Arts & Leisure), and Hans Munz.
When asked about which part of the Lines adventure remained most memorable, fellow guitarist Matt Levine chose to focus on the positives that materialized during the album’s development:
“Making a record takes a lot of effort and it’s easy to get lost in the process. When it was finally completed, it was hard to see the forest for the trees. We were expecting to again self-release on our own label, Test Pattern Records, but were over the moon when Shelflife, Spinout Nuggets, and Fastcut agreed to partner together to allow us our first truly worldwide release. I’m excited to get these songs out into the world and for the band to play as many shows as we can pull off in support of the album.”
Soft Science ‘Lines’ Tracklist:
Photo Credit: Chantel Elder