It may seem obvious that Copenhagen band Treefight for Sunlight drew inspiration for their debut album, A Collection Of Vibrations For Your Skull. The album’s a collection of sunshiny melodies and airy indie pop akin to Flaming Lips or Beach House, was penned with no particular vision in mind — except, perhaps, the influence of Brian Wilson. “We were very into the Beach Boys during those first compositional fazes of making the album,” bassist/singer Christian Rohde Lindinger tells Hive. “Especially [guitarist/singer] Morten [Winther Nielsen], who wrote nearly all of the melodies for this album. I don’t mean to say that we had just one inspiration, but that was certainly one of the big ones.”
“What Became of You and I?” is one of the more buoyant numbers on the album, with a bubbling aesthetic that stands in contrast to the pensive sadness of the lyrics. Lindinger, who aptly calls the song a “sad version of ‘Happy Together,’” doesn’t want to reveal too much about its specific background. “There’s no point in stating the obvious more than it has already been done in the song,” he says. “If we’d wanted people to know more, we would have written it in the lyrics.” Which basically means you should figure it out for yourself.
Treefight for Sunlight’s debut album, A Collection of Vibrations for Your Skull, is out November 8 on Friendly Fire Recordings.Treefight for Sunlight - What Became of You and I?