Sunshine Boysclub has shared his debut album, Hut on the Hill, alongside a music video for “Right Out The Window.”
The new genre-bending album sees Sunshine Boysclub singing of the duality of our inner thoughts. “Hut on the Hill is the album I’ve always wanted to make,” singer/songwriter/producer Sam Martin explains. “‘Sunshine Boysclub’ is a space for me to be vulnerable, honest, stupid, depressing, uplifting, and to take all the risks on my own.”
The accompanying video sees Martin biking down a steep hill as he sings along to the track. The purple-and-blue-tinged clip is bright and colourful, and fits the energetic sounds of “Right Out The Window” perfectly. “Right Out The Window” is all about the fragility of the passing of time, and the impermanence of daily life. On the song, Martin encourages the listener to be grateful for things before they disappear.
Watch the video for “Right Out The Window” below.
“I wanted to capture the ease and energy of the song and felt like one long, continuous ride would help display that,” Martin says of the video. “The giant hill I rode down in this video is the hill I looked up at everyday while writing this album.”
The Hut on the Hill was written at an abandoned shack that Martin named “The Hut.”
“Sonically, the album is energetic and uplifting, but the lyrics are far from,” Sunshine Boysclub adds of the album. “The one theme that runs through this album is failure, as dark as that may seem. These songs are me working through the past, trying to close that door and move into a new space with new thoughts. I spent years struggling with depression, I stopped making music and was ready to quit. Writing these songs helped me work through those years of struggle and taught me valuable lessons about creativity and happiness, and how connected those two things are for me.”
Stream The Hut On The Hill below.
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Lead photo courtesy of Daniel Yoon.