St Tropez, up-and-coming Oakland outfit have just released the video for their latest single, “Let Go.” Filmed by director Carlos Marulanda (Sonambulo Films) in singer/songwriter Sanjay’s studio, the vid is an intimate live recording of the quintet’s blend of melodic, bittersweet pop in action.
Inspired by the rediscovery of a high school yearbook, Sanjay says the song is about clinging to old memories, and the difficulty of letting go — of even the painful ones. While the atmospheric sound of the original is still present here, the pared-down instrumentation and acoustic setting allow the lovely vocals of Sanjay and Lalin St. Juste to shine as they glide across the rhythmic guitar and percussion like a ghostly wave of nostalgia.
Watch below and look out for St Tropez’s debut full length to drop October 16.
A couple months back I featured the haunting debut track “In Pictures” for St Tropez, a promising new outfit out of Oakland. Since then, the five-piece with a penchant for psychedelia and ‘bittersweet indie rock’ have dropped a couple more dreamy tracks on their SoundCloud page. Stream their shadowy second single, “Maybe Nothing” below and get lost in the fuzzy synths and atmospheric sound. Where these guys really shine is in their outros — which in this case kicks in around the 3:45 mark so make sure you stick around.
Look out for St Tropez’s debut full length to be released sometime this fall, and keep track of their latest happenings on the band’s facebook page.
Formed in 2012, St Tropez is a new nostalgic indie pop band based out of Oakland, California. Influenced by a variety of old school genres, including 60’s folk, classic dub and Afrobeat, the retro-loving five-piece released their first single, “In Pictures” in May and is already making a stir on the blogosphere with their unique brand of bittersweet, bleached out pop.
Consisting of members Sanjay Vora (guitar/vocals), Aki Ehara (bass/production), Jeremy Fisch (drums), Lalin St. Juste (vocals), and Tom Lattanand (guitar/keys), St Tropez is currently working on their first and self-produced LP record, set to debut sometime this fall.
If the dreamy, hazy new single is any indication, these guys surely won’t be label-less for long — looking forward to what more the album has to offer. And generous as they are talented, they’re giving away the track as a free download on SoundCloud, so get to steppin’!
Originally posted on Awedio Hub @ http://www.awediohub.com/st-tropez-pictures/