Caravãna Sun are keeping their hearts open to the world in their new single ‘Hearts Awake’. An uplifting summer anthem about embracing the hard times and coming out triumphant with a sense of optimistic joy and determination.
The track has arrived today midway through the bands Australian tour which has included 4 sold out shows in WA and some of their biggest headline shows to date.
The band have spent the better part of the last year touring endlessly throughout the world playing festival after festival – and their sound has consequently fallen deeper into the euro-dance space, perfect for the stages they’ve been playing.
On ‘Hearts Awake’, Caravãna Sun have perfected the summer banger; with pounding percussion, densely layered synths and undeniably infectious vocal melodies that will surely win over their vast fan base.
“Hearts Awake further pushes our band sound deeper and deeper into the party-dance arena. We’ve been experimenting with electronic sounds for a few years now and ‘Hearts Awake’ feels like the first big affirmation of that pursuit to keep people losing their minds on the dance floor. So much of our energy has been focused on moving people live and this song feels like another step further to creating anthemic bliss at our shows.”
Thematically, the track is written as a chat between friends, as one pleads to the other that all hope is not lost following the break down of a relationship.
“This song was written about embracing hard times and coming out triumphant with an optimistic joy and determination to keep our hearts open to life’s wonder. With everything unfolding around the world, we wanted to encapsulate the need to keep our heart awake and not let heartbreak & loss taint our lust for life. Embracing all life’s colours and remain present to love as we are.”
Working with producer and Eskimo Joe guitarist Joel Quatermain (Meg Mac, Dan Sultan) and engineer Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Vance Joy, Peking Duk) at The Mattress Factory in Bankstown, Sydney, the band have crafted easily their most polished sound yet – without losing any of the charm their dynamic brand of songwriting has brought us over the years. The track twists and turns, rising and falling throughout its runtime – letting every crescendo hit just the right spot.
“We’ve been working with Joel Quatermain to capture where the band is currently at. This song formed out of a drum machine loop that we just fell in love with. Piecing it together, we found some deep bass tones and eventually stumbled over a chorus that felt important to us. We’ve always had melancholy flowing around our sound. The band’s focus was to create this song with an uplifting feeling. Using that blue mood to transform into something that rises up and celebrates our humanity.”
The band have certainly carved out their spot on the world’s live circuit, with over 300 shows in the Uk and Europe to their name thus far. The band have previously toured with the likes of Fat Freddys Drop, Madness, UB40, Michael Franti and The Cat Empire, and have played festivals such as Boardmasters (UK), Madness (NL), Summer In The City (Germany), Boomtown (UK), Reggae Sun Ska (France) and even have a slot at the upcoming 2024 Byron Bay Bluesfest, just to cap things off.
Their streaming numbers mirror their on-stage achievements, with 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 8.5m+ streams across all DSPs – including 1.8m for their 2016 track ‘Whale Song’ which featured in the award-winning Netflix Documentary ‘Seaspiricy’.
As the band continues to go from strength to strength, it has become abundantly clear that they are not to be missed – and with a track as strong as ‘Hearts Awake’ up their sleeve, things look like they can only keep going up from here.
CARAVÃNA SUN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tickets via caravanasun.com
Saturday 4 November Milbi Festival, Bundaberg QLD
Friday 17 November Howler, Melbourne VIC (SELLING FAST)
Friday 24 November The Factory, Sydney NSW (FINAL TICKETS)
Saturday 23 December Wombarra Bowlo, Wollongong NSW
Thursday 28th & Saturday 30th of March Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW