New Orleans based band Room Thirteen (Courtney Asztalos : Vocals; Danny Clifton : Drums, Bass, Guitar; Jana Fredricks : Vocals; Heather Lee Smith : Vocals; David Levesque : Bongos, congas), have a new album coming out in February, 2017. “Staring at the Sun” is the first single off that album.
Danny Clifton is the mastermind behind the sound of Room Thirteen, and “is inspired by solid gold oldies, swimming holes, lounge music, and tropical martinis.” “Staring at the Sun” has these feelings all over it. The languid melody is a solid introduction to the instrumentals that remind one of the tropics. Add to it the delicate vocals with sultry lyrics and you have a combination that will put you in a vacation state of mind, even if you are listening at your desk. Those of us enjoying full-blown winter weather will enjoy the escape.