A fresh new release from electronic band Staring at the Sun, “Criminal” is a soulful pop song with an attitude. Featuring the vocals of American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, “Criminal” combines elements of jazz, R&B and rock into a unique sound that is sure to keep listeners guessing.
The music video for “Criminal” marks the first time Staring at the Sun has worked with Hicks. Shot in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, the video features Hicks performing on stage alongside the band and director David Fincher.
“It was great working with Taylor,” said Fincher. “He really brought something new to this song.”
The video has already been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube, making it one of the most popular videos of all time. Staring at the Sun plans to release their debut album later this year.
Staring at the Sun, a fresh new release from electronic band The Octopus Project, is a collection of 12 upbeat, experimental tunes.
The collection is the Austin based band’s fourth studio album. They’ve been around for about 10 years says Toto Miranda, synthesizer player and vocalist for the band. Throughout their career they have created work that has been described as “frothy,” “dreamy,” and “bubbly.”
“I think our music is really happy,” Miranda says. “It’s really fun to play live. We write songs that we like to play.”
The new album “Staring at the Sun” from electronic band is out now.
It’s their first release since 2010, and their first full-length album since 2004. This release sees the band return to their roots with a collection of catchy yet haunting tunes.
Songs include the title track “Staring at the Sun”, “Where Have You Been?”, and “All Out of Love”.
Staring at the Sun is the first new material from electronic band since their 2016 album . They’ve been busy in the intervening years, touring and scoring a movie. But now they’re back with some new sounds, and we’re excited to premiere their latest single, “,” here on The FADER.
The song is a mesmerizing colégrafo of sonic touches and textures, with a slow-building melody that gradually transforms into something both hauntingly beautiful and danceable. As the track progresses, it reveals itself slowly like a kaleidoscopic rose blossom opening in time-lapse footage; each new turn adds another layer of complexity and color to the experience.
“I have always been fascinated by darkness,” said band member in an email to The FADER. “The dark is full of secrets, but if you stare at it long enough you start to see things: lights and colors and patterns. I like this feeling because it is meditative, but also unpredictable. I think this is what our music is about.”
The San Francisco-based electronic band has released their latest album, Staring at the Sun. It’s a compilation of songs from their previous releases, and is sure to delight fans of this rising group.
Staring at the Sun offers a fresh take on electronic music, combining elements of electronica and hip hop. The album was recorded in San Francisco earlier this year, and is now available for download from their website.
The album features Staring at the Sun, a reworked version of the band’s eponymous debut single. The original track was released in 2004 on their album Red Sky Blue Earth, but this updated version includes new vocal tracks by lead singer Meg Kravitz.
Other notable tracks include Cloudy Blue Sky, an instrumental number that highlights the band’s talent for mixing beats and synthesized sound effects, and Don’t Stop Now!, which samples a guitar riff from Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.
The band also has three live shows scheduled in California: one at Berkeley on August 6th, another in Los Angeles on August 10th, and another in San Francisco on August 19th.
The electronic band recently released their first album. This new project, “Staring at the Sun” is an exploration of the themes of light and darkness. The album is a raw and intimate journey into the soul of the artist, and is sure to be a hit with fans.
This album is a departure from the band’s earlier work, which had more of a pop feel. With Staring at the Sun, they return to their roots, with a sound that is more organic and less produced than their previous efforts.
The driving force behind this new sound is singer-songwriter Mariana, who was recently described by Rolling Stones Magazine as “the next big thing in music”. Her lyrics are provocative and powerful, making her one of the most important songwriters in today’s music scene.
The new album, Staring at the Sun, is available now on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.
Staring at the Sun features 12 brand new tracks written by electronic musician, Daniel von Egidy. Daniel’s music has been described as “captivating,” “haunting” and “addictive.”
Staring at the Sun is a journey through the different spaces in our minds. It’s about doing what we really love in life and overcoming any obstacles that get in our way – even if that means staring at the sun for a little too long.
The album is available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. You can also check out a full preview of the entire album here:
Or you can listen to clips from each track here: