Aussie artist cln has returned to bless us with a third, chilled summery single, kindly sharing some of that glorious Australian sunshine with us. ‘Sunbeams’ is the perfect accompaniment to a lazy, relaxed Sunday afternoon, perfect to pop on in the background when those grey days hit. A sprinkling of sparse beats and cln’s smoothing and soothing vocals dust over the track before springing to action with an epic drop. With the promise of new music on the way, we’re excited to hear what’s next from this exciting, upcoming artist.
Callan Alexander (aka cln) explains the song inspo below:
“When I was writing it, I was going through a bit of writers-block, so I tried to change things up a bit and write a story – not necessarily based on my own experiences but I still wanted to capture a certain emotion. I tried to paint a picture of a memory, and I wanted to capture that bittersweet feeling that you get when you dwell on past experiences. This song is about nostalgia as it tells the story of a lost friendship and the experience of exploring both the good and bad memories associated with it.
I really enjoyed making this song from a production perspective. There are three sections that sonically are super different, but still with recurring sounds and themes that go on throughout the piece. The start is calm and contemplative, then there is the hectic drop section in the middle and then a full beat switch at the end. It’s fun to make songs that evolve.” – cln