“White Sneakers” By Spunsugar

"White Sneakers" by Spunsugar is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the UK band's forthcoming album A Hole Forever
"White Sneakers" by Spunsugar is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Swedish trio Spunsugar, recently shared “White Sneakers”, the latest track off their upcoming new album A Hole Forever, out 17th November 2023 via Adrian Recordings.

White Sneakers’ references a one-sided love affair whose defining feature was their white basketball shoes. It follows the same introspective themes as the previous singles, delving into the dense topics of love, loss, and life. ‘White Sneakers’, in a sentence, is a daydream about someone, only to be suddenly aware of how it might not be appropriate. The soft guitar and synth riff represent the narrator’s naivety, only to be interrupted by the verse – awoken to a guitar so distorted it sounds like something is breaking.

“This might be the sexiest song we’ve done? It’s still sad though, don’t worry,” Spunsugar said. “At its core, a love song. Even sappier, it’s about unrequited love. About longing for someone close to you that you shouldn’t long for and the shame that comes with it. That’s where the dichotomy comes in, both lyrically and musically. A cool piece of trivia: ‘White Sneakers’ started as a cover of ‘Carrie’ by Europe, but it’s changed significantly since then. Don’t sue us, Joey Tempest.”

Growing up farmer offsprings, bible belt kids of fundamentalists and trailer trash in small towns of Sweden, Spunsugar are based in Malmö, Sweden and consists of band members Cordelia Moreau, Elin Ramstedt and Felix Sjöström. Each member carries a separate musical background, creating a melting pot of their distinct influences. Some of the group’s most cherished artists are Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, Hole, Electric Youth, Ramones, and Misfits.

Pre order A Hole Forever by Spunsugar HERE


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