Premiere: Warren Dunes’ “Freestyle Day Spa” Is a Sunny & Spirited Reminder That “There’s Loads of Time Left”

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Seattle trio Warren Dunes remind us that there’s loads of time left in “Freestyle Day Spa,” a soothing, psych-soaked, seaside rock reverie off their second album ‘Aquamarine’ that involves life with a joie de vivre perspective and a smoldering sound.
Stream: “Freestyle Day Spa” – Warren Dunes


Once we wrote this tune, I used to be excited about a quote {that a} good friend instructed me rising up: ‘We have now on a regular basis wanted to do the issues we need to do.’

At least as soon as every week, I discover myself wishing there have been extra hours in a day.

There’s by no means sufficient time, I inform myself – or, as a rule, I exclaim, to nobody particularly. Typically I’ll lament these sentiments to my mates, and collectively we’ll all commiserate over how brief our days and weeks really feel – how life is transferring too quick, all the things is all a blur, and there’s by no means sufficient time!

We’re mistaken, in fact; life is lengthy, and if we might solely see the forest for the bushes, we’d understand that we’ve obtained on a regular basis on the planet to do no matter it’s we need to get accomplished. There’s no huge rush; there’s no looming deadline. Take every day in stride, and all the things can be alright. Seattle trio Warren Dunes remind us that there’s loads of time left in “Freestyle Day Spa,” a soothing, psych-soaked, seaside rock reverie with a joie de vivre perspective and a smoldering sound.

Freestyle Day Spa - Warren Dunes
Freestyle Day Spa – Warren Dunes
Rising up is tough
Rising up is enjoyable
Rising up is all you’ve ever accomplished
Instructor stated to work
Instructor stated to attempt
Instructor stated to by no means ever lie

Atwood Journal is proud to be premiering the Jeff Larson-directed music video for “Freestyle Day Spa,” the opening monitor off Warren Dunes’ recently-released sophomore album, Aquamarine (Could 17, 2024 through Jenny Invert Information). Initially launched because the report’s lead single again in March, “Freestyle Day Spa” is a dynamic and definitive mission assertion – to not point out a strong reintroduction to the trio of Julia Massey, Jared Cortese, and Dominic Cortese and their self-proclaimed “post-modern seaside music.”

Somebody stated to cease
Somebody stated to snicker
Somebody stated to place your toes to path
There’s loads of floor left
There’s loads of floor left right here
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey

Fashioned in 2017, Warren Dunes are multi-dimensional in sound and scope, their music a pleasant (and unapologetic) melting pot of indie pop, art-rock, psychedelia, tropicalia, surf rock, seaside rock, and extra. What they lack in simply definable categorization, they make up for in heaps of sonic sunshine; their music is usually heat and brilliant, even when the lyrical matters themselves are darker and extra brooding. “Freestyle Day Spa” is the right instance of this; Massey sings of all of the constructions, guidelines, and rules others placed on us all through our lives in a way that’s welcoming, even uplifting, regardless of there being a lot extra emotion than meets the attention:

Hearts’ll be taught to like
Hearts’ll be taught to harm
Hearts’ll be taught to eat a peck a mud
Mother and father wanna assist
Mother and father wanna hope
Mother and father wanna maintain the ship afloat

“As we journey by means of the phases of life, generally we are able to really feel rushed. Once we wrote this tune, I used to be excited about a quote {that a} good friend instructed me rising up: We have now on a regular basis wanted to do the issues we need to do. It’s turn out to be a mantra for me as I get older,” Warren Dunes’ Julia Massey tells Atwood Journal. “This tune goals to remind ourselves and our listeners that we have now loads of time left to expertise joys, sorrows, and be taught every kind of classes.”

Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey

The “Freestyle Day Spa” music video brings out the band members (and our personal) internal kids; shot at The Sundown Tavern in Seattle, it sees them and 4 teenage actors transitioning from stoic beings to playful spirits basking in a balloon pit. The message? Chill out and have enjoyable.

“The video was primarily shot at The Sundown Tavern, our favourite native Seattle music venue,” Massey smiles. “We blew up a thousand blue balloons to remodel it right into a magical underwater realm. I play the function of a Poseidon-like ocean goddess, assisted by my bandmates, that has taken an curiosity in 4 youngsters who’re making an attempt to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. The psychedelic underwater setting symbolizes the surrealness of this time of life, and my character is form of the orchestrater of all of the chaos. We had a blast working with the unbelievable teenage thespians from our neighborhood who star within the video. Their roles replicate the principle which means of the tune: Have enjoyable, savor the current. There’s loads of time left right here.

Nobody actually is aware of
Nobody actually tells
Nobody is aware of the thriller so nicely
Loads of time left
There’s loads of time left right here
Loads of time left
Loads of time left
Loads of time / floor left…
Loads of time / floor left right here
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey

As inspiring as it’s smile-inducing, “Freestyle Day Spa” is an instantaneous and endearing spotlight off Aquamarine, which arrives over three years after Warren Dunes’ 2021 pandemic-era debut album, Get Properly Quickly (whose cowl options the Statue of Liberty carrying a USA facemask and inexperienced and yellow Seattle Supersonics jersey, holding a palm tree in a single hand and a keyboard in one other). Full of life, dynamic, emotionally charged and achingly impassioned, Aquamarine is loosely based mostly on a journal Massey wrote whereas on a therapeutic mushroom journey by means of Carkeek Park in Seattle. “The report grapples with the artist’s compulsion and function with their craft,” she shares. “And, as common, the themes of dying and rebirth are ever current.”

The songs are all both instantly or not directly about water and the ocean. “We predict water is absolutely psychedelic, and placing all the things by means of that filter match completely with what we have been making an attempt to do with the vibe for Aquamarine,” Jared Cortese provides.

The entry that impressed “Freestyle Day Spa” reads as follows:

There may be nonetheless a lot laughter
Between all these rhymes
There’s loads of time,
Simply loads of time
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey
Warren Dunes © Brady Harvey

Whether or not you’re moved by the music or the message, Warren Dunes hope you come away from their new music video with a confident, can-do perspective.

There’s a motive Julia Massey sings the refrain line on repeat: There’s loads of time life, there’s loads of time left, there’s loads of time left, there’s loads of time left, there’s loads of time left… Take it to coronary heart. Let it’s your mantra; the phrases you inform your self if you really feel overwhelmed and anxious, when the clock appears to be ticking too quick. There’s loads of time life. It’ll all be okay in the long run.

Chill out in repose with Warren Dunes’ sweetly seductive tropical seaside rock music, and stream “Freestyle Day Spa” solely on Atwood Journal!

The band’s sophomore album Aquamarine is out now on Jenny Invert Information.

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