Dropping in with a slice of Austin life is songwriter Chaz Doriocourt AKA Dorio who is getting ready to release his first full-length, Yesterday The Sky Was Blue. SIMGE is happy to be bringing you the premiere of its final single, the title track, today.
The track’s opening bass line serves as a gentle alarm of sorts as Doriocourt shakes off the cobwebs and takes stock of the day. There’s an immediate relatability to the push and pull of the guitar-led morning checklist and the swelling synths that signal more internal ruminations. Hit play on “Yesterday The Sky Was Blue” for the perfect companion while putting on that first pot of coffee or for your next walk to catch the bus.
“Lyrically the song started off as a poem about how a typical hot summer day in Austin is for me,” Doriocourt details. “Each verse is set up chronologically to act as little stories that happen throughout my day. And sometimes the days just drag on…but I’ll usually find some sort of happiness in each day.”
Sonically, ‘Yesterday The Sky Was Blue’ began with a drum sequence created with my Rhythm Ace Drum Machine that runs throughout the entirety of the song. The drum machine, along with other elements of the song, were inspired by artists that I admire such as bossa nova artist Antônio Carlos Jobim, Stereolab, and Shintaro Sakamoto.”
Listen to Dorio’s “Yesterday The Sky Was Blue” and look for the album out March 27th via Citrus City here.