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The members of Summer Avenue are still in high school, but they've already got an album's worth of songs and a record deal. For Some Sort of Color, drummer William Trotter, guitarist Christopher Dunn, bassist Will Kelley, and keyboardist Mike Kelley teamed up with producer Kevin Cubbins to record at Music + Arts Studio. The song "Cut It Close", which grew from a Dunn composition, made a good album opener and lead single. "It's an upbeat, good representation of what we wanted the album to be," said the band in an email.
The music video, directed by Laura Jean Hocking and shot by Jack Prudhomme, features the band's unlikely visual motif. "We have a history with our lamps. We often use them as set design for our shows. We wanted the video to be deadpan and abrupt. It's very Wes Anderson inspired. It's supposed to feel like we're the only people in an empty world. It's just us and the lamps."
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