Parachute Words started from the bedroom recordings of Martino Gasparrini. Following the likes of Frankie Cosmos, Alex G and Car Seat Headrest, he began uploading albums on Bandcamp. Starting out with raw lo-fi home recordings, the band’s albums have improved with every release, leaving a trail of guitar indie rock albums in their wake. Based in London, the band has played several headline shows at The Victoria and The Islington. They have released a new single ‘Sunshine!!’ which is available to listen to on all music platforms.
Sunshine!! is a song about global warming. It might not seem obvious at first but that is the point. The idea that the sun is shining bright is usually taken as a good thing, with it meaning that it is a nice warm day outside. The sarcastic chorus “The sun is shining always brighter” is a play on that, since with climate change the fact that it’s getting hotter is actually an alarming thing. The song starts with a seemingly innocent day at the beach “The weather’s hot like you like it / the water’s cool like you hoped it” but as the verse progresses you start to find out that the world in which these characters inhabit is a lot more hostile than what was previously assumed. With sharks being closer to shore (something that has been said will happen with rising sea levels) and having to carry weapons around for your own protection. This all builds up to describe a standoff at gunpoint on a beach in a bleak post-apocalyptic world where climate change has already happened and everyone is out for themselves.
The track is surprisingly positive and upbeat considering what the song is about, it has a fun mix of guitars, drums and vocals. Filled with soaring hooks that you can’t help but tap your feet along to and will have you dancing around. What I also love about this track is how they have managed to create a track about a topic which affects us all and create something that makes you listen to every word in this incredibly catchy track.
As the song’s lyrics progress, they really make you listen and think about what the band sing about. It is a clever and powerful track which has been created about a topic which everyone should be doing something about.
A clever and great single created by some talented people, I can’t wait to hear more from Parachute Words.
Great job guys!
By Ollie Cooper