Growing up studying production and even composing film scores in college, Super Duper has a love for music creation that runs deep. The ever-growing artist just announced the release of his sophomore album, to arrive later this year. But first, he’s serving up two bright new tunes, “Growing Pains” and “Sun Haven.”
An optimistic wave fills the air as “Growing Pains” begins with an upbeat, bright chord progression. The feelings of Summer and poolside hangs are undeniably engrained in the DNA of the track. “Sun Haven” continues the good vibes, this time leaning into a more dance-forward groove, driven by a four-on-the-floor beat.
Super Duper shared his thoughts on “Growing Pains” and “Sun Haven” below:
Growing Pains was written after discussing long-term relationships. Relationships stretch you and shine a light on your own imperfections but in the end, it only helps to make you a better person by caring for others and learning how to be a good companion. On the production side of this song, I felt like going in a sweeter, nostalgic direction would help further push the optimistic twist of the lyrics. I pitched the vocals up and filtered as many layers as possible to help give it a vintage feel.
Sun Haven was very fun to create. Sometimes when I write songs that stay in the instrumental world I like to make them feel like a journey with literal checkpoints of new sounds and moments you hit along the way. I wanted to make it feel like a score that a classical composer would create and then flip that idea into a dance song. I was listening to a lot of Fatboy Slim and Jamie XX when I wrote this so it’s a mixed bag of sample-sounding instruments with bits of modern production supporting it.
You can stream “Growing Pains” and “Sun Haven” at the links below. Enjoy!