The hard-working boys from Cleveland are back in action with not only a nostalgic new single featuring Devin The Dude, but a bangin’ new video to boot! That’s right, Tropidelic — the horn-heavy, reggae-hip hop conglomerate — has partnered with one of Houston’s top emcees to render “Sunny Days”, a song about reflecting on simpler times while reluctantly accepting adulthood.
Nobody wants to grow up, least of all musicians.
Tropidelic remembers a reckless time… when they were high and “happy in the basement” without so much responsibility. Now working for honest wages, it seems time is slipping by a little faster. The days aren’t as fulfilling. “Living for a paycheck” is something we all have to do in life, but the days of skateboards and “shores at the lake” will haunt anyone still trying to cling to youth. Yet, that doesn’t mean those days are gone altogether! They’re just sadly fewer and far between.
Emphasizing this point is the music video for “Sunny Days”, where the Tropidelic boys assume the roles of garage workers, bending over car hoods and working over dimly-lit desks. Playing instruments inside the garage, Tropidelic relates through imagery the struggle to fit your passions in between money-making efforts as you age. Once an overabundance of time, you now have to make the time for all the things, whether that’s playing in a band or, as Devin The Dude points out, “trying to stay in school”. Adulting is one big juggling act and, sometimes, you’re rendered too tired to have so many balls in the air. But, that’s okay… as long as you’re alongside your friends at the end of the grueling work week, you can be transported back to the good ol’ days again — even if for only an hour or two.
“Sunny Days” is now available on all digital outlets via Ineffable Records, marking the last single release before Tropidelic’s Of Illusion full-length hits stores November 13th. Be sure to also check out the song’s music video below — it’s quite the watch!