New album NOW AVAILABLE
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ABOUT THE BAND
Great Highway originally formed as an acoustic guitar-driven indie pop group. But over the years, it’s blossomed into a high-energy electronic rock outfit that represents the eclectic electro scene thriving in the SF Bay Area.
Into the Sun is the band’s 5th album. It explores love and lust, heartbreak and pain, illness, recovery, self-doubt and self-worth. Written and independently produced during the year our founder battled cancer, its musical adventure - out of orbit, around the stars and back to Earth - echoes a journey from deep suffering into happiness, eventually reaching grounding and contentment. The collective group wrote together and separately around a rich tapestry of different themes: growing up gay in a small conservative town; battling out of toxic, co-dependent relationships; surviving and conquering life-threatening disease. We left plenty of room in the album for pure, unapologetic fun too, spinning up a dance album with both light and dark material.
The sound explores an array of synth pop and livetronica elements, through layered drum sampling, vocal harmonies, electric guitars, and saxophone. Chief musical influences include the lush, moody vibes of electronic groups like Rüfüs Du Sol and Claptone; danceable yet sentimental arrangements like those of Odesza and Hot Chip; and the pop sensibilities of artists like Chvrches and Lights.