Review: Indie dream pop band Sonic Blume releases new album


Songs in Sonic Blume’s debut album “We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We?” have many students wanting to get up and dance.

Katherine Manatos

“I wrote you a song, I swear this one’s the best, but you didn’t like it so it’s trash with rest.”

Indie dream pop band Sonic Blume released their debut album “We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We?” on Aug. 13. Based out of Asbury Park, New Jersey, the band is made up of members Max Connery, Andrew Phelan, Danny Murray and Noah Sullivan.

Sonic Blume held their album release show at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park accompanied by bands Strange Weekend, Shallow Alcove, and Loveseat Pete.

“We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We?” consists of 12 songs, including singles “Aubrey,” “Happy,” “Pink Boots,” “Raincoat” and “Lucy.” “Aubrey,” “Pink Boots” and “Raincoat” were all initially released in 2019, however, the album was released later due to COVID-19.

Other songs included on the album carry uncommon titles such as “Boba Fett”. Senior Madeline Cheevers of Little Silver attended the release show and gave her opinion on the album.

“My favorite of the new album would definitely be ‘Boba Fett’ because it’s really upbeat and fun,” Cheevers said. “It just makes me want to dance around with my friends.”

While “Aubrey” is the best single, the best track on the album is called “Lovers” as it is reminiscent of “Somebody Else” by alternative band The 1975. Although both songs have their own unique sounds, both keys have a similar feel and compliment each other. “Lovers” also features a well executed key change at the end of the song.

In a live setting, specifically Sonic Blumes’ album release show, “Running Away” is a huge fan favorite as while it has a very calming tone to it, it also includes a fun, dream-like melody that is reminiscent of a coming of age movie.

All together, the album encompasses a joyful feeling of bliss with tranquil melodies, bright keys, and captivating guitar tones.

“Each song makes you want to dance around your room and sing,” Cheevers states. “Overall I freaking love Sonic Blume.”