Indie Pop/Rock Duo Vacation Manor Share “Parachute” From Upcoming Self-Titled Debut, Out June 11
April 30, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Virginia-based indie pop/rock duo Vacation Manor —Nathan Towles and Cole Young—share new single “Parachute” from their upcoming self-titled debut album, out June 11th. On Vacation Manor, the duo stitch together shared and personal experiences in a patchwork of vibrant and vivid alternative anthems wrapped in shimmering guitars, glistening keys, upbeat sunny grooves, and iridescent melodies.
Latest single “Parachute” drifts above a steady beat, nostalgic piano, and clean guitar as the vocals flutter from vulnerable verses into a high register hum. Nathan says, “Lyrically, it’s about wanting to trust all the way in a relationship, but you’ve been disappointed so many times that you can’t. You always keep an eye on the exit like, ‘I don’t know when I’m going to have to unexpectedly get out of here.’ It’s not a celebration of the feeling. Instead, I’m asking myself, ‘Why is this something I go through?’ The song is essentially the narrator’s struggle.”
Speaking about the album, the band says, “To us, the album feels like looking at photos on your phone from the last few years. The music is very experiential. We believe songs are like lifeboats. You use them to get back to shore again. Once you’re there, the song is for whoever needs it next.”
Vacation Manor continue to sail those lifeboats back and forth. In 2016, they introduced themselves via the debut Girl, Say EP followed by Everything I Can’t Say Out Loud two years later. Racking up over 35 million streams, they continued to entrance and engage listeners. Over the past two years, they carefully architected this new body of work, retreating to Joshua Tree to record with producer Charlie Stavish before making intermittent trips back and forth to Nashville where they worked with Kyle Cummings.
“If you listen to the whole record, I hope it’s like watching a movie you relate to,” Cole leaves off. “It encompasses our personal tastes and experiences.”
“It’s a culmination of the last seven years, because we started as a garage band and ended up making a record we’re really proud of,” Nathan agrees. “I’m excited to relive all of the things that led us to make this. It’s Vacation Manor.”