by Thomas Bedward July 08, 2022
Having travelled the circumference of Australia for their debut headline tour, South Summit have returned from packed rooms across the east coast, Perth and regional WA, not wasting a moment to release their next single ‘Promise Me’.
Awash with reverb, ‘Promise Me’ is a rolling tune that blends groove-laden rhythms with Isaiah Reuben’s soulful voice, exploring feelings of excitement when falling for the rebellious & idiosyncratic side of someone new. It was conceived in 2021 during an evening jam, with the band returning to trusted & acclaimed producer Dave Parkin (Spacey Jane, Tired Lion) workshop, fine tune & piece together the track.
The single is aptly slated to be released in NAIDOC Week, with the band having been tagged by triple j as “indie rock role models for reconciliation”. South Summit has continued to grow in comfort with exploring their indigenous and multicultural heritage, maturing alongside each milestone. This progression permeates their music and their work amongst communities. The band will be performing in schools, prisons and youth detention centers across WA for NAIDOC week, acting as a visual representation of hope, change & positivity for those inside.
The band explained, “‘Promise Me’ is about falling for the rebelliousness of someone and hoping they will give you that part of them. It’s about having an itch to be different from everyone else. A side that gives us adrenaline only makes things exciting.”
Further adding, “Recording ‘Promise Me’ started from a jam us boys had back in 2021. All of us love that soul rock and groove feel and I think that’s what we aimed for in this song. Writing a tune for people to dance to is something we considered when in the process of making it, having groovy rhythms and a soulful voice played a major part in this one. We were so stoked to have Dave Parkin (Blackbird Studio) bring it to life, we all enjoyed recording this one and I think you guys will like it.”
Having found their feet with previous singles ‘Tired of Waiting, ‘Runaway’ & ‘River Days’, South Summit are now beginning to flex their creative muscle & let their bighearted actions soar. Balancing sparkling indie-rock with hints of reverb & reggae, the band are ready to launch ‘Promise Me’ to eagerly awaiting audiences across Australia.
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