half•alive Releases New Song “Summerland”
- Long Beach-based alt-pop trio half·alive, consisting of Josh Taylor, Brett Kramer and J. Tyler Johnson, unveiled a new song “Summerland” on July 23, 2021.
The song is the third single off of their upcoming sophomore album, following “TIME 2” and “What's Wrong”.
It was written by Skyler Stonestreet, Raul Cubina, Mark Williams, J. Tyler Johnson, Brett Kramer and Josh Taylor. Produced by Ojivolta.
Josh Taylor said of the song, “'Summerland' was created from a conversation about patterns I had with my uncle in Oakland sometime last year, specifically, about the patterns of life as seen through the seasons… How the seasons show us the same pattern of the day, & of our life stage, & so much more. I became so fascinated by this pattern & how structural it is to music & art & literature.. The romance & fruit of summer (noon, maturity), giving way to the dramatic dying of Autumn (sunset, old age), to the death of Winter (midnight, death), & the rebirth of Spring (sunrise, youth).”
- He continued, “We've always wanted to write a summer song, but the depth of this story made it feel like the summer song of all summer songs. It's night swims & dancing & late nights with friends & the beach & sun tans, but it's so much more as well. Summer is the beginning & the end of the story, the golden hour of romance, where all of life is at peace with God & each other & in”
- source : Spotify