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Fall Into the Dreamy Grunge Gaze of ROVING “Spindrift”

ROVING is the revival era I was waiting for. Listening to their first single off their upcoming record, “Spindrift,” makes me happy to hear the grunge sounds that really got me into music in the first place, but through the lens of the shoegaze I’ve been getting more into in the past few years. “Spindrift” is a song about anxiety but it’s having the opposite effect on me — I’m falling back into the waves of feedback and letting the riffs carry me away. The lush vocals are floating on top of it all, reminding me why this was the kind of music I always turned to when I needed to be taken out of my reality. Their debut full-length, Spindrift, is out on April 23rd via Really Rad Records — get it here. I’ve already listened to this song five times in a row, and I’m ready for the rest of the album! ROVING has a few tour dates coming up in March, so make sure to check those below if you’re on the West Coast. Right now, we’re excited to be sharing their new video for “Spindrift” — watch it here:

Spindrift is written from the perspective of someone who feels like they’re drowning in anxiety. Spindrift by definition is the mist that comes off the back of a wave. The lyrics “spindrift dream” are essentially a metaphor for being crushed by a wave of anxiety.

This was the first complete song we wrote for the album. We actually sat and wrote the lyrics together as a band. When we live tracked it at the Pale Moon Ranch we knew it would be our personal favorite song on the album. The solo in the bridge was written by Alex Estrada who engineered and helped produce some of the songs on our record. We intentionally saved that part for him and he absolutely killed it. Overall we just wanted to write a song that was relatable and catchy that we hope people enjoy as much as we do.

Chase Hunter

Artwork and Layout by Kamtin Mohager
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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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