The Sunshine State shines on her new indie-rock single ‘BOB’.
The flourishing project is the work of distinguished songwriter Skyler Stonestreet who’s known for penning top hits for artists like Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Lennon Stella, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Hailee Steinfeld, and many more.
The Sunshine State has been praised by a lot of industry tastemakers for her previous releases. Stonestreet brings her dextrous songwriting and revered indie sound to life in The Sunshine State.
“Bob is a classic bad boy,” says Skyler on the new single. Warm, gritty guitar and hazy percussion color the summery soundscape and The Sunshine State’s confident, glassy vocals add an intimacy to the song that cant quite be described. “This song is bonfires and beer bottles crashing on the floor. A chipped tooth, a quick fling and the feeling that sometimes it doesn’t matter if the person is right or wrong for you because freedom and new adventure are the only thing on your mind.”
Born in Las Vegas, Skyler moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating high school to pursue a career in music. However, a breast cancer diagnosis put things on hold for a little while. After successfully battling the disease, Skyler’s experience, determination, and gusto became a clear catalyst for her burgeoning career. “[Breast cancer] doesn’t define me,” Stonestreet shared with Ones To Watch. “But now I want to help other people who are going through it. And I want girls to know that they should feel okay in their own skin.”
The Sunshine State feels like a true representation of Skyler as an artist in her own right. The LA-native creates an altered state full of dreamy landscapes and distorted guitars by diving into her roots of live instruments and ambient vocals. “It’s taken me a long time to figure out exactly what I want to do with my music and I feel like this crazy 2020 has actually helped unlock that (but more it’s because of the help of two of my favorite humans. I feel like I have honestly lived a lot of different lives, some that I have never really looked at, or acknowledged. I think I got too good at pretending they didn’t exist, so I felt like writing about them all.”
Stream ‘Bob’ by The Sunshine State below: