Los Angeles-based punk trio Sweet Gloom is thrilled to share “Hollywood Love,” the first single from the band’s upcoming full-length album Reverie. The track’s bright instrumentation is paired with sing-along harmonies about broken people deciding to give love a shot, just like in the movies.
“This song is about being in love with a woman that looks like an old Hollywood movie star,” says Jaake Margo (Get Married), lead vocalist and guitarist. Actors Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson are name-dropped throughout the song, directly referencing Margo’s favorite movie, 1945’s Anchors Away. “I love old movies, and you’ll hear me mention them a bunch in my lyrics.”
“Hollywood Love” is at once hopeful and resigned, charting the course of a relationship that’s likely to end like all the others. But there’s still hope. “And maybe it will be resolved in time / Instead of being awful, we can step into the light,” Margo sings. “But I’m drunk in front of some MGM movie / And you’re my last thought before I fall asleep.”
Sweet Gloom is made up of Jaake Margo on lead vocals and guitar; Chris Clark (Tiny Stills) on bass and vocals; and Morris Carrillo on drums and backing vocals. Their first album, Reverie, is coming out this summer via Asian Man Records. Sweet Gloom will be hitting the road this summer on a national tour with Startle; dates and venues will be announced soon.
About Sweet Gloom
Sweet Gloom is a brand new power-pop influenced punk trio from Los Angeles. Featuring Jaake Margo of Asian Man Records favorites Get Married on lead vocals and guitar, and bassist and vocalist Chris Clark (Wiretap Records’ Tiny Stills), they bring introspective songs about feeling inadequate to the table, but with pure raw energy, a magnetic stage presence, and endless melodic hooks. Rounded out by powerhouse drummer and notorious L.A. hunk Morris Carrillo, Sweet Gloom is a wild and boundary-blasting punk band, eager to leave their stamp on pop music with each and every sha-la-la. You can follow Sweet Gloom on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok for band updates and other fun stuff.
About Asian Man Records
Asian Man Records is the brainchild of Bay Area multihyphenate Mike Park, founded in 1996 with the goal of supporting independent bands while keeping music prices affordable for fans. In between playing in the bands Ogikubo Station, Kitty Kat Fan Club, The Chinkees and pursuing other musical ventures, Park’s egalitarian approach has led him to sign bands including Alkaline Trio, AJJ, Bomb The Music Industry, Grumpster, Lemuria, Joyce Manor and more. For more information, please visit asianmanrecords.com.