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The Rocket Summer follows joy while shining some “Morning Light”

The new video from Bryce Avary’s impending new LP is a meditation on serendipity, random acts of kindness and paying both of those things forward.

June 20, 2019
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Today AP is premiering the video for “Morning Light,” the second in a series of clips of songs from Sweet Shivers, the long-awaited album from Bryce Avary, the man behind perfect-pop-forever outfit the Rocket Summer.

Directed by Dillon Slack and Ben Busch, “Morning Light” is a prequel to the album’s first song, “Shatter Us.” Avary says the video “follows the journey of a flower from its birth to its home, chronicling the different lives that intersect along the way within the multilayered matrix of sorts that is the human experience.”

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Indeed, Slack and Busch capture a feel-good “butterfly effect” scenario that includes but is not limited to: actress/dancer Brianna Brill (from the previous clip), a frustrated street artist, one semi-surly Uber driver and a cameo of Avary himself, busking in front of people on the sidewalk. The video is a great meditation on how something so seemingly insignificant has the capacity to travel through people’s lives and hopefully leave a reminder to pay that serendipity forward.

Check out the video for “Morning Light” below and stream the track here.

Sweet Shivers is slated for release Aug. 2 and can be preordered here. The Rocket Summer will embark on a North American tour Sept. 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, and tickets are available here.


09/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
09/12 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN
09/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler
09/14 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs
09/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
09/19 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
09/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
09/21 – Carrboro, NC @ Cradle Backroom
09/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite
09/24 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
09/27 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Somerville
09/28 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
09/29 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10/03 – Akron, OH @ Musica
10/04 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
10/05 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
10/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam
10/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/10 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room-
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Starline
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon

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Written by Jason Pettigrew