After teasing us with a music video for their single “I Do, I Don’t”, pop rock band The Summer State is set to release their self-titled EP on February 23.
What??? You didn’t see the video? Well, in that case, watch it here. The video features singer/songwriter Siti Zahidah and garnered 17,000 views within two days of its release. Yep, you read that right … 17,000!
(from the press release)
The Summer State derived its name from the term ‘summer state of mind’ which exemplifies their optimism and positive outlook. In 2011, the band was handpicked by Dave Tan of Electrico as his apprentice under The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) initiated by National Arts Council (NAC) and Noise Singapore.
The band’s self-titled EP is a representation of their journey, with each song a different struggle that one had to learn to overcome.The 5-tracks EP showcases the band’s musical diversity. From the gutsy “Trying Was My Only Regret”, reminiscent of modern pop/punk bands, to the groovy beats of “Hope, From The Gallows” and even a melancholic ballad “I Do, I Don’t”. The band prides itself for writing songs with unbridled honesty. The first single “Hush, We’re Taking Over” talks about one’s indecisiveness and how it’s affecting his relationship with a loved one whereas “Love, That’s What They Call It These Days” tears into society and pop culture’s definition of the word ‘love’ and how it’s so loosely used that it has lost its true meaning.