Swedish shoegaze/alt band Spunsugar have unveiled their new single “White Sneakers“.
‘White Sneakers’ references a one-sided love affair whose defining feature was their white basketball shoes. It follows the same introspective themes as the previous singles, delving into the dense topics of love, loss, and life. ‘White Sneakers’, in a sentence, is a daydream about someone, only to be suddenly aware of how it might not be appropriate. The soft guitar and synth riff represent the narrator’s naivety, only to be interrupted by the verse – awoken to a guitar so distorted it sounds like something is breaking.
Speaking about it, they say:
“This might be the sexiest song we’ve done? It’s still sad though, don’t worry. At its core, a love song. Even sappier, it’s about unrequited love. About longing for someone close to you that you shouldn’t long for and the shame that comes with it. That’s where the dichotomy comes in, both lyrically and musically. A cool piece of trivia: ‘White Sneakers’ started as a cover of ‘Carrie’ by Europe, but it’s changed significantly since then. Don’t sue us, Joey Tempest.”