I’ll admit it: I just ran a bandcamp search for the tag ‘chillwave’ and boy, did I find some shitty music. Right before I was about to give up and never tell anyone that I’d done it, I rolled the dice one last time on what I saw was decidedly the most chill artwork. And so I give you Seabright – Children of the Sun, released totally diy on August 25th.
Hailing from sunny San Jose, CA, Justin Morales gives us some beautiful lo-fi production that, as he puts it “feels like fond regrets recalled in the pleasant warmth of the California sun.” By combining feet-up drum beats, driving-with-the-windows-down synths, vocal samples, and his own washed out voice and guitar, the dude creates exactly what you want to hear when you see that artwork. Even as I continue listening my mood is lifting. Listen below and check out his bandcamp to download Children of the Sun and hear his other tunes.