Pacific Air’s sound is summery and wistful.
The new video for “Float” matches the tone with a lighthearted indie-pop texture.
This is ironic since frontman Ryan Lawhon wrote the song to let off some steam.
“It’s about the toll the ups and downs that the music industry can create it took on my psyche. I wrote that when I was in a lull and it felt right.”
Ryan Lawhon and his brother Taylor grew together in Southern California and formed the band in January 2012.
Originally they dubbed it Ko Ko after a boat they’d hoped to live on together. The move never happened and since many other groups had taken that name, they settled on calling themselves Pacific Air.
Check out the sexy-yet-wholesome sound the brothers create on their first EP Long Live Ko Ko.
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Pacific Air’s first full-length Stop Talking comes out this June. Pre-order and get concert dates at their official site.
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