Brian Trahan (Hockey and Farewell Republic) on keys, programming and writing; Dave Scalia (A Great Big Deal and White Rabbit) on drums and electronic drums; Christian Carpenter (Ella Riot) on bass; Rebekah Durham (San Fermin) on violin; Tomoko Akaboshi on violin; Laura Sacks on viola; and Courtney Kaita on cello comprise the lineup of the newest indie rock all star band, Sun Nectar. 

“Just An Echo” is the first single from the band’s debut effort, Sheep Love and Metal Gloves and sonically the song bears a resemblance to the likes of Jazzanova, Porcelain Raft and others – in other words it employs the use of modern electronic production and strings, which give the material a sublime, almost otherworldly beauty (while being entirely accessible and radio-friendly). 

Lyrically, the song is about our own desperate desire to be sheep-like and fit in and how it can cause a deep-seated paralysis when it comes to our own ability to change and connect with our individuality, as well as our spirits. It should feel familiar to many of us who have spent our lives trying to fit in somewhere where we don’t and can never fit in.