With each release this year, Triple One have consistently demonstrated their cross-genre versatility and dexterous flow, and on ‘Sunshine’ the group return with their most infectious crossover effort yet. Already a live favourite with Triple One punters over the past year, the vibrant ‘Sunshine’ now sees an official release. Riding over a surprising soulful sample from gospel group The Dixie Nightingales, this new single is a sultry pop-laced offering from Triple One, chronicling young love and the fast-paced chase of courtship. Billy Gunns dabbles in sample-based production for the first time, with the hook carefully tweaked and nurtured since 2017.
“We’ve been holding onto ‘Sunshine’ for a while now, just waiting for the right time to release it, since we all feel that it’s such a special song,” the group says. “Ever since Marty heard the original song by The Dixie Nightingales, we knew that we could flip the sample into something of our own. The last Panic Force singles have touched on our emo roots a lot more, and with ‘Sunshine’ we wanted to show our progression with pop sounds, but still make it sound hard as nails.” The result is a single doused in feel-good electricity while retaining the bittersweet undertones that keep Triple One‘s versatility alive.
The release of Triple One’s long-awaited debut LP follows three EPs and a torrent of standalone singles that have catapulted the foursome from underground buzz act to garnering national and international acclaim, including lead single ‘Loverose‘, their ARIA Gold-certified anthem ‘Butter‘ and radio favourites ‘So Easy‘ and ‘Handyman‘. Triple One‘s notoriously chaotic live gigs include a sold-out national tour in 2019, and show-stealing sets at Listen Out, Hidden, and Falls Festival. Along the way, they’ve impressed and surprised with their insatiable, all-consuming appetite to continuously venture into uncharted artistic terrain, and a rebellious desire to constantly fold new sounds and textures into their brand of unbounded, unclassifiable hip-hop.
ABOUT PANIC FORCE
Panic Force pushes that sonic envelope even further, offering the chance to watch one of Australian hip hop’s most versatile outfits apply themselves to a full-length project. Traversing thrilling peaks and pitch-black lows, Panic Force is a triumph of raw reflection, acknowledging our flaws and all the things that ultimately make us human. Set against the backdrop of a planet in physical and moral decay, Triple One’s debut sees the foursome deliver 12 tracks that highlight their signature diversity while also pushing them, lyrically, conceptually, and sonically, into new territory, exploring themes of relationships and escape, temptation, the hubris of man and much more.
‘Sunshine‘ by Triple One is out now, buy/stream it here.
30 Oct 2020
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