Loose melodies come together on Bad Weather California’s latest full-length without much hesitation, threaded together by Chris Adolf’s righteous affirmations of sun and love. Accordingly, his lyrics are upbeat but nuanced, offering words of advice that occasionally invite interpretation: “If your baby’s crying in the middle of the night, shine a light, shine a light in her eyes.” There’s plenty to soak up from the vibrant and varied Sunkissed, which hosts an exciting assortment of influences spanning across a few decades of rock ‘n’ roll. Key track “Let It Shine” latches onto a simpering Sausalito guitar melody as it rises into a loud and loose ending, whereas “Big Yellow Ball” links together sonic layers of strings and synth for an incredibly engrossing effect. Weird energy abounds in Sunkissed, an album ideal for the summer.
– Erik Myers