Adrian Underhill creates a color pop fable that comes to fruition at the sight of growth. The Canadian artist whimsically illustrates a happy-go lucky attitude that is wrapped in indie-pop. Cleverly spinning the negative connotation that weather has adapted over time, Underhill acknowledges this for what is could be, rather than what it is; movement in a better direction.

For many this is the reassurance that needs to be heard as this is a typical problem that many face in the struggle of trying to keep it together while moving. Underhill presents his ideology through strong focus on the track’s songwriting and natural flow as he always looks on the brighter side: “I gotta change with the weather, even just a little rain, I gotta change with the weather, if I don’t wanna stay the same.”

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Underhill states, “I really love how the production came out on this song.  Adam (Bainbridge) took my original demo and just kinda warped it and morphed it, almost like a remix, adding new drums and changing the keyboard sounds I had played.  Then we added the live piano and synth bass from Brandon Coleman (Kamasi Washington) and Keith Eaddy.  In the end it’s quite playful and strange – it’s a great combination of sounds.”

“Weather” is a realistic chime of optimism and bright textures that speaks louder than the actual lyrics. There’s a hint of humility that is intertwined in the playful production that lightens those moments, and for that I applaud Underhill’s quirky tune.

Adrian Underhill’s LP is set to be released Feb 9th 2018.


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