[Photo credit to The Rocket Summer]
Multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary, better known as The Rocket Summer, has released new single “M4U,” alongside a video, via Aviate Records. It connects to feelings of alien-ness but also to finding one’s anchor and a place that feels like home. The single is also available as a limited edition cassette.
The song is about longing and feeling a sense of belonging somewhere else, sometimes feeling like an alien, but someone or something is what makes this world feel like home. I wrote it from the voice of one person to another, but to me, it was also a metaphor about longing for a dream realized, for a release, a reprieve.
Following the alien themes of the song, the “glitchy broadcast video” was creatively directed by Nicky Parks (24kGoldn, Killer Mike, Jessie Reyez) with direction of photography by Jv.sls.
The new song dives deeper into the Indie Electronic waters and Alt-Rock roots that Avary has previously waded in with 2016’s Zoetic and 2019’s Sweet Shivers.
I actually considered releasing this music under a separate name for some time. The Rocket Summer has always been me, but it has always been only a part of me, if that makes sense. There’s a lot more there that I’ve been aching to exhale, but the train of life moves fast. I really let myself reset with this one.