Sides of Chaz - Sweet Tea
Since moving away from my home of South Carolina earlier this year, I’ve done a lot of growing. I’ve always wanted to get away from the place that I spent most of my life in ever since I was a teenager and now that I’m out, I can’t help but miss some things that I never thought I would.
When I first came across Chaz Bundick’s side project, Sides of Chaz, and the LP of the same name a few years back it didn’t initially hit me like I expected. The funk laden glitz of Toro y Moi was replaced with a strong sense of experimentation and to be honest, I didn’t like it or understand it, but now that I’m slightly older something about the project just resonates differently. Maybe it’s the sincerity found in Chaz’ lyricism about growing up, hating your job from time to time, and going through life trying to make sense of things that makes me listen to it with a new set of ears but now I can’t deny it and the familiarity that it brings.
Luckily, Chaz is getting back on board with the lesser known project to get people reacquainted he just dropped a new single from his forthcoming release titled “Sweet Tea”. The track sees Bundick embracing an off kilter folk pop sound with full force and personally, I find that it’s reminiscent of home in almost every way. Look for the 7” to drop via South Carolina based label Fork and Spoon Records on the 10th.