SUNSPIRE - "WILDFLOWERS"

by Sara Donnellan

The discography of the UK-based project Sunspire sounds like what would happen if The Cure made shoegaze music. Their latest single, Wildflowers, features textbook dream-pop instrumentation, yet still manages to feel fresh.

Sunspire is the solo project of Jack Jazrawry-Brown, whose lackadaisical vocals complement Wildflowers' lush wall of sound perfectly. Despite elements that are persistent throughout the song (washed out guitars and a pingy synth line that would be at home on an 8-bit video game score), Wildflowers is not without variation. There are satisfying stops and starts and Jazrawry-Brownโ€™s vocals convey genuine emotion.

Haters will say that the polished track sounds like something youโ€™d hear played at an American Eagle, but that only speaks to the songโ€™s palatable universality. Wildflowers is the perfect spring song. Hopeful, unhurried, and nostalgia-inducing. Listen for a good time.