Indie pop up-and-comer Dayglow released “Medicine” in May as a part of his debut album Harmony House. The song epitomizes everything audiences love from frontman Sloan Struble: bubbly, happy pop with retro overtones. Its bouncy beat and infectious chorus will cure the worst case of Monday blues. “Medicine” is Jayson’s DJ Pick of the week!
The Texas-based musician first appeared on the pop scene in 2019. His EP, Fuzzybrain, which he wrote, produced, recorded and mixed himself in his bedroom, made him a household name among indie pop enthusiasts. The EP’s lead single, “Can I Call You Tonight,” found viral success on TikTok. Ever since then, he’s been a staple on teen playlists. Just like Fuzzybrain, Harmony Hall was a product of a bedroom studio.
In a video on his Youtube channel about how he made the song, Struble said that “Medicine was actually one of the first songs I wrote on Harmony House. I was listening to a lot of Doobie Brothers. It’s a lot of the whole funk meets yacht rock meets pop genre,” he said, adding on that the keys were inspired by “What A Fool Believes.”
The music video for the song echoes the ‘70s vibe as Struble sings in front of a mannequin-like band. His suit is straight out of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and a cardboard camera floats in and out of frame, eventually panning to a non-existent audience. Check it out below!
Want to hear the song live? You can catch Dayglow at the Brooklyn Bowl on October 6th. Until then, tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Medicine” by Dayglow featured as Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.