As SunSquabi, the dynamic trio from Colorado, start preparing for the release of their upcoming album, Arise, we have been fortunate enough to receive a total of two singles from them thus far. They started off with the banging “Elephant Song,” a collaboration with Big Gigantic‘s Dominic Lalli, followed by the equally groovy “Scorpion.” Just yesterday they hit us with single number three, “The Hornet.”
While listening to this song, I was suddenly hit with a wave of 90’s nostalgia- think “coming home to play Super Nintendo after school” type vibes. Its upbeat groove anchors the mood of the track from the jump, but is truly catapulted forward by its dynamic synth leads. From one hook to the next, “The Hornet” is scattered with all forms of synth ear-candy, from luscious pads to buzzy saw-textures.
Guitarist Kevin Donohue shares the inspiration behind “The Hornet” explaining:
I woke up one morning with a hornet in my bed, and it stung me numerous times. My whole left butt cheek was completely swollen, and I had hornet venom running through my veins. We captured the feeling well in this song!
You can stream “The Hornet” at the link below. Enjoy!