MOURNING COLLECTIVE DEBUTS ATMOSPHERIC AND DREAMY TRACK "Summer"
8/28/20 Written By Lou Watson
Blake Turner, presented as Mourning Collective, dropped his song “Summer” on July 27th following his Spring EP. Massachusetts based alt rocker describes his music as a ‘hazy, dreamy, pixie-inspired’ shoegaze. And we couldn’t agree more.
Immediately jumping into this track, I was struck with 90’s grunge and alternative. It is reminiscent of Smashing pumpkins, Nada surf, and of course, The Pixies. If this weren’t being typed out on a Macbook Air, I’d think I was in my bedroom listening to the radio circa 1995. It’s difficult to be in 2020, ignore all the new age influences, and make a track as simple yet original as this one.
The Guitar in the beginning of the track is dainty and grungy and sets the tone for the rest of the track as it’s synonymously played along with the drums. Again, though it’s a simple melody, It’s just as impactful as it flows flawlessly with the rest of the elements of the song.
Vocals come in quickly in the beginning, creating a soft and soothing atmosphere for the track. It makes you feel calm and free, as If you’re high on a ferris-wheel with zero fears and feeling like you’re gliding through the pink clouds with all the carnival lights illuminating beneath you.
Onto my favorite part: The guitar solo. The layers that are in the solo, are very airy yet have you feeling like you’re underwater. It reminds me of the distorted guitar that’s played in “Come as You Are” by Nirvana. This type of sound has been mimicked many times, but is rarely executed properly to fit the rest of the track. This track is different, and he absolutely nailed it.
The song is left with a single guitar strum that slowly fades out, just how we’d find it in classic songs, perfectly packaging this nostalgic dreamy track. We can’t wait to hear more from Mourning Collective as he continues to carry the originality that boomed out of the 90’s alternative renaissance, into the 21st century.
Watch the "Summer" music video now!
"Summer" is now available to stream