By: Ryan Tubbs
Built on heartwarming memories and heart braking moments, More than a Friend, Less Than a Lover is Summer Underground’s latest release and man, oh, man does it hit you right in the feels. This indie duo—Grant Carey and Chrissy Sandman—possess that special singer/song writer touch that leaves you thinking of happier and simpler times.
This new album from Summer Underground is raw and genuine; you can hear them sing from their hearts and you can hear their natural, pure talent in every note and every pitch. While the guitar and drums throughout the album were recorded in a studio in Ligioner, PA, every single other musical instrument or vocals heard in the album were recorded throughout the country in various bedrooms, basements, apartments and even hotel rooms.
This isn’t a Hollywood, auto-tune using band looking to make millions of dollars; this is an authentic duo doing what they love to do and allowing others to enjoy their success along the way. Every single song is an original written solely by the band and you can hear it in their reminiscent voices and melodic beats.
Whether you’re lounging on the sofa or cruising cross-country, this album is a go-to for anyone looking for a loving and warm batch of songs to put them at ease or bring hope for the future. The entire album relies on themes such as love, misery, hope and self-discovery, bringing you that sense of “home.”
Summer Underground isn’t looking to suck you in with catchy, repeated lyrics and ear-shattering beats, they are looking to make you fall in love with their poetic, meaningful lyrics and raw, natural guitar riffs and piano notes. More than a Friend, Less Than a Lover is a must-have album for anyone who’s a fan of happy-go-
lucky, yet heartbreaking music that’ll leave you thinking of the one you love.