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Instinct is a biological-themed journey of evolution. With the addition of Josh Fairman (bass/synth bass) last year and new levels of compositional prowess and sound design, it is evident that the group is dedicated to forward trajectory and experimentation. Each song’s namesake inspired by a creature or biological element is a reflection of every track taking on a distinct life of its own.
‘Night Moth’ is the final stage and lead track of a 3-part series that started with tracks ‘Caterpillar’ and ‘Chrysalis’. “Night Moth is the peak of the metamorphosis and really represents the transformation we have gone through as a band over the last year. The song began as an improvisational idea in Madison, WI while on tour. Over time the song took form to what the studio version is today, changing shape and structure many times. This idea was really what spawned the rest of the upcoming album.” Says Kevin Donohue. Stay tuned for the full-length release from the band later in 2018.
“Chrysalis” is the second stage of SunSquabi’s three-part series that started with the track “Caterpillar” and will also include the forthcoming “Night Moth.” All three songs find SunSquabi focusing on biology and evolution as themes for inspiration during their writing process and show off a metamorphosis to the way their music has come into fruition recently. “The metamorphosis becomes more evident as these stages are revealed,” multi-instrumentalist Kevin Donohue explains.
‘Caterpillar’ is the first stage in a 3-part series. The band has been focusing on Biology and evolution as themes for inspiration during their writing process. “The metamorphosis becomes more evident as the other two stages are revealed. It's been a really fun process to work on. Especially because we are bridging the other stages together.” Says Kevin Donohue. Chris Anderson’s younger brother Spencer Anderson is also featured on the violin in the track. “This one was memorable for me. We flew my brother Spencer Anderson out to record violin on Caterpillar and one more song to be released later. You can usually find him on stage with his orchestra at Skidmore College, but this time we wanted to explore strings in the context of SunSquabi tunes. Collaborating with family is so special,” says Chris Anderson. ‘Caterpillar’ is the 2nd single released by the band since their last EP with more music to be released in the coming months.