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Press Release |  14 Jun 2019 13:30 |  By RnMTeam

Islandeer drops delicious double-track single

MUMBAI: Islandeer returns with two track single, Lost Bicycle and What To Do In Times of An Existential Crisis in anticipation of their upcoming debut album planned for late 2019. The tracks are available for streaming on all music platforms here.

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Lost Bicycle / What to Do in Times of an Existential Crisis - Islandeer


In the main track Lost Bicycle, lead vocalist Michael’s gentle, dreamy vocals and nostalgic writing dissects the joys and darkness of growing up. Written in the early phases of Islandeer, the guitar-riddled song has transformed into an indie rock reminder of change, in contrast with who you were before – spinning with bold excitement and new beginnings at every turn. The track is mainly influenced by the indie rock stylings of Bombay Bicycle Club and fellow Singaporean band Lost Weekend.

"The music tastes of 14 year old me and 22 year old me are two completely different flavours. I was very into the pop-punk stuff but now, I’ve opened myself up to genres like psychedelic pop and art rock. The music styles on this song, and across the album, show the evolution of my music influences, mixed in along with Christian’s,” says Michael.

The second track, What To Do In Times of an Existential Crisis is a spacey tune that feels like an emotional rollercoaster with a streak of acceptance. Heavily influenced by the space-glam sides of Todd Rundgren and Tame Impala, Christian wrote the fundamentals of the song late one night, laying the drums and keys but had nothing to say in terms of lyrics and melody. That was when he completed it with organs and more synths before sending it to Michael for his input.

Islandeer is made up of Christian Jansen (Drums, Guitars, Keys) and Michael Garcia (Vocals, Guitars, Keys). The duo combines styles from 60s pop, 70s rock, indie rock and modern psychedelia, drawing inspiration from bands such as Radiohead, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tame Impala, The Beatles, Fleet Foxes, The Strokes and more.