LA based power pop band, The Small Calamities have shared their new single, “Stay Above” today. Carried by soft, acoustic guitars and uplifting lyrics that encourage listeners to “stay above water,” especially as the world continues to burn, the song is the perfect teaser of the band’s upcoming EP, Stupid Love Songs. Listen to it now below.
About the song, lead singer Charlie Wolf said, “We were driving around New York the day before a live recording session when Hurricane Ida hit – it was flooding, the freeways were closing just after we had entered them, cars were floating around and flipping over–it was legitimately one of the scariest moments of my life. After we finally made it back to safety, Crystal and I wrote this song in the middle of the night. We loved it so much we scrapped the song we were planning to record the next day and recorded Stay Above instead. There’s a real sense of urgency in this one that is very special to us.”
“Stay Above” and the band’s previous single, “Hey Cat” are the first songs to be taken from Stupid Love Songs, which will be released later this summer. The EP, produced in Los Angeles at the end of quarantine, finds the band (Charlie, Crystal, and Christian) showcasing biting lyrics over lush and haunting chamber pop orchestration. If there’s anything the past couple years have shown, it’s that everything can change in a moment… so why not wear your heart on your sleeve?