Denver trio Down Time have shared a new single, “Hurts Being Alive,” from their Tennis-produced debut album of the same name, out on March 6. Hurts Being Alive follows their 2017 EP Good Luck!, and was recorded by Tennis members and fellow Denver musicians Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore back in June 2019.
“Hurts Being Alive” lives in a vortex of perky guitar and entrancing keys, and sits at the crossroads of retro folk-pop, indie rock and psych-funk. Against a backdrop of funky rhythms, understated piano and a ruminative flute solo, Alyssa Maunders’ vocals flutter in the wind. With an elemental, caressing touch, her voice glides as she sings, “How hard must I try / Hurts being alive / Most of the time.”
Listen to “Hurts Being Alive” below, and scroll down to see Down Time’s upcoming tour dates. Click here to preorder Hurts Being Alive.
Down Time Tour Dates:
06 – Denver, Colo. @ Lost Lake
13 – Fort Collins, Colo. @ Hotel Hillcrest
14 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Gold Blood Collective
17 – Sonora, Calif. @ Waterwheel
19 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Sweethearts
20 – Ashland, Ore. @ Oberon’s
21 – Portland, Ore. @ The Fixin’ To
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Belltown Yacht Club
27 – Boise, Idaho @ Treefort Day Party