PREMIERE: The Underwater Sounds get reflective in their new “Become Mighty”
Local reggae-pop group The Underwater Sounds released a new video today for “Become Mighty,” their first new music since 2012’s Que Se Queda. Led by the charismatic and talented Sonni Schwartzbach, the band blends together different styles to make an unique listening experience. A few years ago, the band did a great Key Studio session, with songs that are as uplifting as the band’s name.
However, “Become Mighty” – from their forthcoming EP Visions Of Love & Light (Part 1) – portrays a slightly different, contemplative direction for the band. Through alternating clips of Sonni singing in different locations along with the rest of the band, the video reflects on the growth that people experience when fantasy and reality don’t match up. It’s a bittersweet song, full of regretful lyrics like “Thinking we could have done more to cheer you up / it’s not like we thought it would be / we come undone and we become mighty.”The song builds up slowly and Sonni’s voice captures the emotions perfectly. Though the message may not be the cheeriest, Sonni still sounds as sunny and happy as ever.
The Underwater Sounds will be playing tonight at an after party for Phish’s first night headlining the Mann Center. Get more info here. Watch the video below.