Today, Los Angeles-based indie pop-punk band Sweet Gloom released the single and music video for “Hollywood Love,” the lead single off their forthcoming debut album Reverie.
We are not going to pull any punches here . It was love at first listen, we absolutely loved “Hollywood Love “
You can listen to “Hollywood Love” Here and you can watch the epic video for “Hollywood Love below
The new Asian Man Records signees are fronted by Jaake Margo (Get Married). Reverie will be out this summer.
Hollywood Love” is a song about people looking past their flaws toward hope, while the lyrics touch on the wistful idealism of old movies. “I think it’s one of the catchiest songs on the record,” Margo says. “It sounds like if the Ramones and Weezer wrote a song with Bowling for Soup.”
Jaake Margo continues
This song is about being in love with a woman that looks like an old Hollywood movie star,” says Jaake Margo (Get Married), lead vocalist and guitarist. Actors Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson are name-dropped throughout the song, directly referencing Margo’s favorite movie, 1945’s Anchors Away. “I love old movies, and you’ll hear me mention them a bunch in my lyrics.”
“Hollywood Love” is at once hopeful and resigned, charting the course of a relationship that’s likely to end like all the others. But there’s still hope. “And maybe it will be resolved in time / Instead of being awful, we can step into the light,” Margo sings. “But I’m drunk in front of some MGM movie / And you’re my last thought before I fall asleep.”
“Hollywood Love “ is a total punk rock work of art, flawless vocals coupled with intoxicating melodies that stay with you long after the song ends . Sweet Gloom is a name to remember, we feel like they are just getting warmed up
Sweet Gloom is made up of Jaake Margo on lead vocals and guitar; Chris Clark (Tiny Stills) on bass and vocals; and Morris Carrillo on drums and backing vocals. Their first album, Reverie, is coming out this summer via Asian Man Records. Sweet Gloom will be hitting the road this summer on a national tour with Startle; dates and venues will be announced soon.