“Inspired by growing up and figuring out how to navigate new connections and relationships” is Australian-based, singer-songwriter, Mike Rowave’s latest single, “Santa Ana.” With an easy-listening, surf-pop beat, the song encapsulates the fleeting feeling of a wishful, endless summer.
The song follows the slow burn of a new relationship and everything that comes with it – meeting the parents, coming over for dinner, getting to know one another with aimless drives around the neighborhood. However, as the song progresses, it addresses individuality and the importance of not losing your family, friends, or one’s self in a new relationship. Mike sings “I’m not everything you need / No, I can’t be more than me.” We are led to believe that, by the end of the song, all is well as it fades into audio of laughter before the final guitar string is plucked.
Mike Rowave is a project of Mike from the indie-pop band, The Moving Stills. Under his name, he has also released “peace pipe,” with “Santa Ana” being only his second solo-produced single. With a sound described as “a time capsule flying through life growing up in the 2000’s,” we are excited to see what Mike does next!
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