Are you looking for a song to get you up and dancing? Look no further than "Live it up" by Smooth Retsina Glow. With a nostalgic, early Beach Boys vibe, Smooth Retsina Glow has the modern hippy rock sound you need for your summer playlist.
The production quality on this track is excellent, with a catchy beat that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. In addition, the passionate, energy-filled lyrics will breathe new life into you. Whether you're in a high-rise office building or waking up on a beach at three am, the vibes are here.
The song's message is all about living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest. It's the perfect anthem for letting loose and having a good time. Whether you're at a party or just hanging out with friends, this song will put you in the perfect mood to have a great time.
So go ahead and press play on Smooth Restina Glow's latest release, "Live it up." You won't regret it.
Welcome to BuzzMusic! Never could we imagine that we would be listening to a hybrid of Bruce Springsteen and the Beach Boys. Where does your inspiration come from?
Interesting you mention Beach Boys- because they have always been an influence on my writing for harmonic variety- but I wouldn't say that I copped a Beach Boys chords progressions like Don't Talk or Our Sweet Love- but I think in terms of the key change for the bridge as well as the places the song's progression goes, you could make the case it was influenced. I would also add groups like Blur, XTC, The Who, Todd Rundgren, Black Keys, Joy Divison, The Smiths, and The Beatles as acts that you can detect stylistic influence for the Song Live it Up.
In a world full of people trying and artists creating, where do you believe you are in your musical journey?
I still believe that Smooth Retsina Glow and my journey as a songwriter/ composer is only getting started, and there are still ways to go.
How would you describe your music to someone who's never heard it before?
I describe it as alt/indie rock. Suppose you have ever listened to any of our three albums (2019s New Frontier, 2021's Out of the Ether, and now 2022's Metaphysical- we have morphed from the more folk/ blues sound of our first record- partially due to a change of personnel, but also through my development. Each of our records, though, has alot of different musical elements on it- but on this album, we managed to blend all of the influences (Like the beach boys, for instance) into something that had a unified genre to it, whereas on our previous two albums, especially Out of the Ether- things changed too quickly for its own good, or we attempted something stylistically that we probably shouldn't have.
Do artistic choices shape your creativity? What is your diet, and how would you describe your wardrobe while creating?
What I look for when I am writing is something that excites my ear. One thing that I ask myself frequently is if I wasn't part of the group and I was listening, would this be something that I would buy. I try not to recycle things from my past songs that much.
What's next for you?
Our 3rd album, Metaphysical, is out, and we are hard at work promoting Live it Up. On more than one occasion in the spring and early summer, we have already gigged five times in a week, and we have a few more weeks like that this summer. Some of the big shows we have include Musikfest 2022 in Bethlehem, Pa, as well as another single from the new album with a video- ETA late summer 2022. We also have our other female singer- Sarah Stoll, returning after taking a year off for college- so expect some new music in the fall. Fall is just about set- and we are already beginning to make plans for 23- which we have high expectations for.