Last year, Brooklyn-based musicians Chris Sherman and Leah Cinnamon, formerly of Sky Picnic, unveiled “Daydream Hues,” their debut single as Hanford Reach. The track brought plenty of the dark-psych energy that pervaded over everything their former band did injected with a broader sonic vision.
That’s not to say that Hanford Reach has totally disavowed their Sky Picnic days as the duo are now sharing a revamped version of that project’s spotlight single, “June Sunshine,” that reflects their current approach. Says Sherman:
“June Sunshine” was always one of my favorite songs. It’s a bouncy, summery tale of moving onward while saying goodbye to the past. It was originally written for my last band and assumed it would be a song to push us to where we wanted to go (that of course didn’t happen).
Fortunately, it gave Hanford Reach a chance to adopt the song and retool it to my original vision. Now it is in all of its glory and how it should have been the first time around. It’s a sound of things to come as well for us as we get a second EP ready for late summer/ fall.