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The Denver sextet take influences from all across the board to create an intriguing blend of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and more on their new album ‘Be Calm’
(VIA FUSE TV) Thomas Nassiff / June 23, 2014
With one of the most eclectic sounds you’ll hear on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, Air Dubai are anything but a typical act you’d expect to find at the festival. The Denver six-piece effortlessly blend a hypnotic mix of hip-hop, R&B, soul and smooth alt-rock, making for a concoction that has fans highly anticipated the July 1 release of their new album, Be Calm. Watch the band perform a live studio session for a brand-new song from the effort called “Coasts” above, and stream the album version of it below!
The track has a melody that sticks with you from first listen, with vocalists Julian Thomas and Jon Shockness alternating between rapped verses and a high-soaring hook in the chorus.
“‘Coasts’ is our ode to summer, and to long drives with your best friends, and to being young and most of all, to living life to its fullest,” says Shockness. “Be Calm will hopefully be a soundtrack to a lot of moments in peoples’ lives and ‘Coasts’ just feels like a perfect ‘live in the moment’ type song.”
The video is a simple one, shot from The Spot Studios in the band’s hometown of Denver, which works in this case–the video lets listeners focus on the clear guitars and synth instrumentals that underlie the stunning vocal performances.
Be Calm will be out on July 1 via Hopeless Records and is available on iTunes. You can follow the band on Twitter. Also be sure to follow along with our Warped Tour coverage all summer via our Warped hub page.