I Am The Sun

by Field Trips

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"It’s a rare thing for a first effort at song making to kick so much ass, but Field Trips pulled it off with miraculous technique. Field Trips is a German filmmaker working on his first b-feature, and he wove together this primed-for-summer tune while waiting on some edits using a 10 euro pair of headphones (~15 USD). I Am The Sun features a sample from Jan & Dean’s 1967 track Raindrops, but after that it’s all Field Trips. The jingly sample bounces along behind the sounds of a beach day and typical, yet awesome sunny day lyrics about finding love and returning to your baseline. My favorite line is probably “I came down just a little bit slow, I was so high one day ago.” He goes on to get pretty nice singing the various lyrics in a mix of falsettos and chants (sometimes sung in rounds) that’ll probably remind you of The Beach Boys, and Brian Wilson lovers like Panda Bear. If this is truly a first effort, I can’t wait to hear number three. (He also let me know that a music video is on the way; considering his filmmaking skrills are likely fairly developed, I’d say we’re in for a treat)" goldsweatshirt.com

"Vamos con el single “fantasma” de la semana. Field Trips es un proyecto de un director de cine alemán que según parece ha grabado este tema delicioso mayormente como entretenimiento para este comienzo estival. Ha tomado un tema de Jan & Dean (Raindrops) como sampler para construir un tema fantástico de Pop-Lo-Fi-Playero. Quién sabe, igual se lo toma en serio y continúa componiendo temas." thejanglebox.wordpress.com

"It's heartening to hear someone trying to make pop music with only the most basic of tools. Field Trips is the work of someone, somewhere (bandcamp suggests Leipzig) who's tried to make their own little 3 minute classic using only the most basic of samples and a working knowledge how to layer vocals. So the simple progression twinkles on a loop whilst the vocals have just enough heart to keep it pumping forward. Though, even with a decent enough track under his belt, he is still certainly not the sun, but we'll let him off for such bold statements for the moment." www.lostlostlost.com

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released May 3, 2011

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