Only positive vibes and fuzzy indie-pop from Saltwater Sun – their single ‘The Great Deceiver’ is our track of the day. The song is the title track of their lush EP, out today.

Singer Jen Stearnes says of the track:

“I wrote this song to my younger self. I always wanted to sing but doubted myself because I hated my appearance and feared it would be scrutinised if I put myself out there.

We all grow up with unrealistic beauty standards, or expectations of how we should be and that makes me think about all the other people have been held back, or made to feel small or like they don’t have a place by those ridiculous standards and expectations. I’ve found confidence over time, but this song services as a little pep talk every now and then, and is here for anyone else who needs it; The Great Deceiver is about finding your voice, not giving in to self doubt and learning to be comfortable in yourself, whoever that is”.

Catch Saltwater Sun live:

06 Apr – Purple Turtle, Reading (EP launch w/ Honey Lung & Weird Milk)
09 Apr – Scala, London (w/ Anteros)
04 May – Live At Leeds
05 May – Liverpool Sound City
17 May – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (Close Up Festival)
13 July – Hidden Herd Festival, Brighton
14 July – Readipop Festival, Reading
26 July – Truck Festival
09 Aug – Boardmasters Festival

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