Latest single from Hidden in the Sun is vocalist Lizzie Clapper’s hometown tribute, “San Francisco Blues,” streaming now.
Hidden in the Sun (L-R): Jason Vivrette, Lizzie Clapper, Sean Alexander, Ciara McAllister, Scott Rouse. Photo Credit: Scott Rouse.
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“San Francisco Blues” is the latest single from the debut album by Hidden in the Sun. Hear it via Culture Collide or at the links below!
See the album trailer for Seven Seasons by Hidden in the Sun
“Pure mood, dropping the listener into the middle of some beautiful and history-rich ‘other’ world.” – Blurt
“Hidden In The Sun knows how to hit hard with few frills. Lizzie Clapper delivers a quietly devastating tale of loss.” – Culture Collide
The previous Hidden in the Sun single “Salt and the Spring” is the only track from the band’s upcoming Seven Seasons debut album that was composed collaboratively. The San Francisco-based group is comprised of five distinct songwriters who just so happen to have found something special enough in one another to make the group an inevitability.
Stepping out to start showing off the individualism that defines Hidden in the Sun as a band (ironic, huh?) is vocalist Lizzie Clapper with her powerful piano ballad invoking the group’s hometown, “San Francisco Blues.” The track was recently premiered (along with a guide to the band’s favorite San Francisco spots) via music discovery website, Culture Collide.
“Unlike other songs I write which are often fictionalized histories or emotional tall tales, ‘San Francisco Blues’ is purely autobiographical,” Clapper says. “Though it is one of the earliest songs we performed together as a band, the emotion of it still speaks very strongly to me. It’s about reaching out to someone who isn’t reaching back.”
The deep traditions of American roots music contrast with styles ranging from the Blues to Ambient Electronic in the unique music of Hidden in the Sun. Recorded deep in the Redwood forests of Mendocino, California, Seven Seasons (arriving January 20th) shows off the transcendent results that can come from true, egoless collaboration.
“We isolated ourselves for two weeks and only spent time with each other, our producer, and the occasional grocery store clerk!,” explains Clapper. Contrary to the band’s usual writing processes, guitarist Sean Alexander explains that “The riff for ‘Salt and the Spring’ was brought to rehearsal and each member of the band came up with his or her own unique contribution.”
For a group comprised of five songwriters, each with a multitude of influences, cooperative creation could be a challenge. But, Hidden in the Sun isn’t just any band. They’ve got this.
Members of Hidden in the Sun are available for interviews. The band will play a record release show in San Francisco at Viracocha (998 Valencia St.) on January 31st at 9PM. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Hidden in the Sun
(S/R – Jan. 20th, 2015)
1. Seven Seasons
2. My Magdeline
3. Three Flavors of Five
4. Waiting on the Storm
7. Coat of Armour
9. Smoke Signals
11. The Gun Song
Hidden in the Sun Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion