Alternative rock band, NONĒ SUNSHINE have returned with their hopeful new single, “Beautiful.” Inspired by the darkness that surrounds the current state of the world, the track finds the duo – Derek Hyde and Thomas Scott Laird – searching for a better tomorrow. Listen to it now below.
Of the song, the band said, “Despite the title, the lyrics for “Beautiful” are pretty depressing, basically inspired by all the negativity in the world – the constant stream of bad news, natural disasters, violence, hate, politics, etc. all of which tend to become overwhelming if you let them.”
The sonic intersection of Derek Hyde and Thomas Scott Laird – two geographically split friends based out of Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, respectively – NONĒ SUNSHINE is two decades in the making. Hyde and Laird found an immediate kinship after they discovered each other through a musician’s classified ad in Denver’s Westword. Learning that they shared a similar lens in how they viewed the world, the connection between the two would blossom into friendship. Although life and distance would ultimately get in the way of the full launch they desired, the pair would continue to write songs together.
As time and technology progressed, the duo opted to leverage the availability of new tools like Logic Pro X, the Universal Audio suite, Soundbetter, and Fiverr, to finally bring their full musical vision to life. The outcome was as Hyde and Laird had pictured for over 20 years. NONĒ SUNSHINE was officially seen to fruition. The pair shared the stage with Sponge for their first live performance in April 2022. Shortly after, they launched their energetic, tongue-in-cheek debut single S.O.S., mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape) and positioned to record and release their debut LP, which is expected this fall.