Don’t Mind the Weather
"Don’t Mind the Weather" is the new single released from the Sunflower Thieves’ latest album, Come Play with Me. The single, released 26th of February 2021, plays like a heart-written prescription to feel safe through genuine, organic, love.
In typical Sunflower Thieves’ fashion, the song is built around earth imagery to illustrate a powerful theme. In the case of “Don’t Mind the Weather,” the theme of the song talks about feeling safe no matter the weather – with the weather being a metaphor for turning emotions, life pulling one in different directions, or just change itself. As the lyrics suggest, when you are with the person that guards your life, you are safe. The lyrics sing:
Tell me your fears
Pull me under
The further we dive
The more we uncover
When you decide
We’ll swim to the surface
Take it all in
We deserve this
You’ll see we’re never too far from the shore
Oh when the moon
Draws me to you, draws me to you
Something so silver
Feels so familiar
Maybe it’s true
The tide will carry us through
In the same manner that a lover’s arms encircle one to create a circle of safety, the acoustic music kinetically creates a euphoric melody of modern soundscapes and rich textures. In addition, the Sunflower Thieves chose to vocally create a cyclical effect with their harmonies with double tracks. Their smooth, tonal, vocals blend so well together and forms a pleasant-sounding sanctuary. The song is powered by a nice ebbing core rhythm – which makes the track very reflective.
Although “Don’t Mind the Weather” was recorded during Covid-19 with remote recording sessions, this song is mature and timeless in its production.
After surviving a year of Covid-19, it is welcoming to relax, unwind, and reflect while listening to a harmony-driven song that exemplifies feeling safe.