NONĒ SUNSHINE – the alternative intersection of geographically split friends Derek Hyde and Thomas Scott Laird – have released their new single, “Stumble”. Following previously released singles, “Everything She Said” and “Beautiful”, “Stumble” is a heartfelt call to remain resilient and persistent despite the inevitable wear and tear of whatever path you take to your desired outcome. The track is taken from the duo’s upcoming debut LP, set to be released later this year.
A reminder that “flying takes its toll while we learn to glide,” “Stumble” is about the journey to anything important to you. The track highlights the importance of self-determination in remaining motivated and encourages listeners to overcome the momentary setbacks that might overshadow your end goal.
NONĒ SUNSHINE is two decades in the making. Hyde and Laird found an immediate kinship after discovering 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 them 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 bring their full musical vision to life. NONĒ SUNSHINE was officially put into motion, and the outcome was as Hyde and Laird had pictured for over 20 years. 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, Pixies, Garbage) and positioned to record and release their debut LP.