Parachute are a pop-rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia. These cats keep good company having performed fluffer duties for bands like The Script, Switchfoot, All-American Rejects, 3 Doors Down and Walk Off The Earth. Parachute's influences range from Stevie Wonder to Coldplay to Arcade Fire. The band are unapologetic about pursuing mainstream appeal.
Crave (May’15) has been described as “straight R&B” and “poppier and less indie than their previous releases”. Crave is slicker than snake shit and as instantly likeable as Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. If you don’t love this tune call the doctor you’re broken inside. Or you’re just a hater. All ‘yeahs’, handclaps and loving, it’s as meaningful as candyfloss and just as much fun in the consumption. Sure as shit it’s one of the best indie songs of 2015.
“Sweet as I've ever known
I crave your lovin'”
I crave your lovin'”
Shit you need to know:The song Crave is the first single from Parachute’s fourth album due later this year and has been compared to a Nick Jonas or a Justin Timberlake song.
Not everyone has embraced the bands change in tack from their usual alternative rock sound. This chap thought “its strange to see how good their first 2 albums were compared to this shit.”
The band's biggest musical influence is Dave Matthews but they admit they are “less and less like him as the years pass. We’re not a jam band.”
Parachute have been compared to Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, OneRepublic and Train.
Singer slash songwriter Will Anderson has written for other artists like CeeLo Green and co-wrote Overnight with the singer from OneRepublic.The guitarist big-upped The Edge and Coldplay's Jonny Buckland as the lead in his pencil.
Two of the guys have headed out on an acoustic tour of 'intimate' venues this summer. They did a kinda acoustic version of Crave too.
Other Parachute songs that don't deep throat donkey dick are Hurricane and She Is Love. The band have done a cover of the Bay City Roller's Saturday Night that's probably worth a look too.
The double dip is a slice of outrageously groovey slacker rock from London genius rock and roller (sadly deceased) Scorpio Loon. This is Addicted To You (2013). You will be too. Addicted that is, not dead. Although I suppose we all will be eventually.
”Well I’m crazy like a wigwam
And I’m living like a pig man”