I love to paint too. Whenever I paint, it’s not about anything. It’s just about color. You know, working with color and blending. I rarely clean my brush. I just continuously mix colors without cleaning.
This is how you describe Someday River. You can’t fit them within the confines of a rigorously structured genre. Believe me! I’ve heard people try. I’ve tried. You can’t do it. You sound like an upset three-year-old, fumbling your words. The apt portrait above was Someday River’s Greyson Charnock talking to me about painting. It was the moment where I really understood Someday River’s bright colors.
“Day Changer” is the first single from Someday River’s upcoming Sleeping Sideways EP, out May 13. One listen reveals classic Someday River — meaning you’ve never heard anything quite like it. The spacey head-nodding is there. Greyson’s echoed vocals reverberate like tuning forks in the mist. A three piece is elevated to moon colony size.
The free-floating vocals and guitar are pulled in by the trio’s tight rhythm section, Kyle Fournier and Sean Boyle. You’d think anything that went along with those expressive elements would be masked. Instead, Kyle’s bass lines push to the front with Greyson’s guitar, right where they belong. A snappy beat adds weight. These three voices perfectly intertwine and we have one cohesive song, not three separate parts. The mission is clear: make humanity dance like aliens.
“Hurry up and wait for it,” a phrase any artist, musical or not, is familiar with. We are constantly told to improve, to grow. And for most of us, this is what we want to do. But when outside forces restrict you from development — whether it be financial stability, self-satisfaction, or other things “functioning adults” do — it’s incredibly frustrating. “Day Changer” is Someday River taking matters into their own hands.
I try not to get stuck on the style of the music … It doesn’t matter if it’s the same genre, but I try to hold myself to the same level as bands I respect. I don’t want to be like, “I would listen to this all day long, but I wouldn’t listen to my shit.”
An excerpt from “[Someday River]: Linear Abstraction & Christmas Sweaters”