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Aptly named “The Sunshine of Your Youth,” the latest single from Philly indie pop quintet Cheerleader is bright, poppy and very catchy. About three and a half minutes of dreamy lyrics bubble into a carefree summer pop jam that sounds great even in the winter.
Listening, it’s easy to forget Cheerleader sprung from a three-song demo from members Joe Haller and Chris Duran in their Philly apartment in 2013, a product of Haller and Duran’s longtime friendship and musical experimentation.
The new single trails On Your Side, the group’s latest EP, released in October. October also marked the group’s one year anniversary. Their latest release further emphasizes that Cheerleader does peppy right, and they’re sticking to it.