Steven Blake - Vocal/Songwriter
Will Alton - Percussion
Tyler DeCastro - Keyboard
Adam Gardner - Bass
ECHOES OF A DREAM - Visual Album
Tells the story of a toxic love that does not end in tragedy. Our two characters, red and blue represent the heart and the mind as they grow together and overcome their individual demons. For human beings are not perfect, they cannot be put into one box and labeled as one thing. They change, evolve, and ultimately grow into who they were always destined to become. Red and blue are no different. Two vessels intertwined through fate. Reminding the world that it is never too late for a change, and anything remains possible.
More than 1,000,000 streams on 1st single "girl in blue" and counting.
102K streams (so far) on 2nd single 'every word' + 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify
Girl in Blue was added to over 21,000 independent playlists as well as
Spotify Algorithmic playlists such as Release Radar or Discover Weekly.
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The stage is set and the meeting of where our story begins is about to take place. Symbolizing the division/war between the head and the heart, our two characters, red and blue, are nothing more than a tale as old as time. Despite how many of these stories have ended in tragedy, perhaps this time there may be hope for our two characters? Only time will tell.
CAN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER?
Here lies the beginning of our story where our two characters initially meet. The haunting build of rhythmic progressions into an explosion of chaotic energy symbolizes their level of attraction to each other. The raging emotions crash over the two souls similar to that of a hurricane, one so powerful they question whether it was only a dream to begin with.
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE
Things take a sudden dark turn as red and blue begin to grow dangerously close to one another. Their feelings turn into obsession and as they explore each other's wounded past and see an all too similar reality. Their dance feels circular, almost predator-like as to who will make the first move and destroy the other.
GIRL IN BLUE
Depression overtakes blue as the character begins to retreat inward shortly after responding to red's initial advances. Blue almost becomes a metaphor for the mental ailment itself, clinging desperately to any self-destructive method that will keep the emptiness away, searching for a way to stay alive.
The story takes a brief digression into the world of red's shattered past. As blue grapples with their own crises, red must also face a similar trial of their own. Wandering the city landscape searching desperately to understand their connection with blue, they grow to almost resent them. Responding with the inner thought "I hate every word you say".
MORE THAN A FRIEND
Red attempts to make contact with blue once again after failing to distract themselves from their true feelings. This time however blue has decided their short lived fantasy was nothing more than an illusion conjured out of desperation for connection, and works much better as friendship. This nearly drives red over the edge who continues to attempt to break through the new wall now put before them. Day after day, night after night the advances are brushed of until one day blue can no longer deny their connection. In a whirlwind of emotion, both characters reunite once more.
A moment of clarity overcomes the two characters as they push through their individual challenges finding the perfect resolution. They have grown to love each other in ways both never thought possible, becoming living proof that people are so much more than a representation of their checkered past. The two embrace and the world seems to melt away with the touch of their fingertips.
HIGH WITH YOU
We have reached the end of our story and although the two have made it through so much together, blue remains apprehensive of red's true feelings. Their souls enter a deep reflection where they learn to no longer live for each other, but with each other. A very healthy and important distinction many young couples often grapple with themselves. Only when the two halves are no longer broken can they become whole. Red and blue showed this to be more than possible through their own story. Reminding the world no matter how horrible and dark things may seem, there always remains hope.
Formed in 2015 and lead by two brothers; vocalist/songwriter Steven Blake and drummer William Alton originally cut their teeth playing in small clubs up and down the east coast. The name Animal Sun was in dedication to their late friend and musical compadre James Sun, who’s life was tragically cut short in 2011. By late 2017, Animal Sun had begun appearing all over local radio and opening for noteworthy acts such as The Frights, (Epitaph) as well as minor touring throughout the region. After establishing a dedicated fanbase, the two decided to move to Los Angeles, CA where they would meet keyboardist/percussionist Tyler DeCastro and bass player Adam Gardner.
Their lead single "Girl in Blue" was released on June 20th, 2019, and quickly made its way onto renowned alternative stations such as idobi radio and KROQ "Locals Only", even snagging the #5 spot for multiple weeks in a row. The immediate success allowed Animal Sun to begin playing to packed rooms all over, including most recently the legendary Troubadour. While quietly building their most ambitious project set to release in 2021, the band also released the single ‘Still Believe’ which was featured in the award-winning, music magazine; American Songwriter. With the new year finally here, Animal Sun reveals their brand new single ‘every word’ from their upcoming debut album. With a stunning new visual world, the band now begins its most exciting era to date.
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