Fremantle’s San Cisco are back again with the surf pop sounds we’ve come to know and love. Much like their previous records, San Cisco’s third album The Water is dance friendly, however this is easily the band’s most refined piece of work. The Water was made over a six-month period and features ten punchy tracks, accentuating each member’s strengths.
‘Hey, Did I Do You Wrong’ is one of the first singles from the record and is hard not to love. The music video for this track features footage of the band on the road, with plenty of golden hour shots to accompany the whimsical song. The eponymous track, while still upbeat, has fragile undertones as main lyricist Jordi Davieson continues to write about relationships. This track slowly fades into nothingness, commenting on the changing nature of relationships. Songs like ‘Waiting For The Weekend’ carry this album into a dreamy haze that only San Cisco can take you to. It becomes apparent through the sentimental lyrics of these tracks that the band has matured from when they first released ‘Golden Revolver’ in 2010 after they graduated High School.
Island City Records
Reviewed by Chelsea King