Ana Lee here with my DJ pick of the week from indie rock master King Tuff. “Neverending Sunshine” is the third single from his latest release The Other. With the arrival of cool weather, this synth-heavy song feels like the perfect farewell to summer.
In a statement about the song, he says, “Music and Nature are my religion, and I’ve always thought of the Sun as God. It seems so obvious to me and I think it’s funny that more people don’t just straight up worship the Sun. It’s a giant ball of energy in the sky that we revolve around and gave life to everything on this planet. You can’t even look directly at it. We feel happy in its beautiful warm rays and depressed when it’s obscured. They should make stained glass temples on the beach that play all the best songs about the Sun on repeat and you can just lay in them and dream. I had a dream once that I was in a subterranean graveyard, the walls and ceiling were covered in moss and ferns, and there was this amazing pure white sunlight emanating from within the room. It was the most peaceful feeling I ever felt. I wrote ‘Sun Medallion’ not long after that dream. I still think about that place and hope I can find it again someday. ‘Neverending Sunshine’ is about being eaten by the Sun and being OK with that. It’s also just a jam you can play with your windows down wearing next to nothing while you’re holding hands with a Slurpee.”
Listen to “Neverending Sunshine” below and let us know what you think!