What happens when five best friends start freestyling during a Playstation game and decide to run with it? If Weston Estate is any indication: absolute sonic magic.
Since forming in 2017, the eclectic group has grown into their sound: lo-fi, dreamy, and full of character. These hometown heroes (their first gig was a local charity show the ended with a sad-song mosh pit) have developed a sizeable grassroots fanbase, one that is sure to grow with latest release “Saturday Nights“.
“We wanted the song to embody the growing pains of adolescence at a time when everyone else seems to have everything figured out.”
The song highlights the best of Weston Estate, with lush melodies, laidback beats, and pining lyrics defining this love-letter to growing pains and heartbreak. Reminiscent of Frank Ocean and Daniel Caesar, “Saturday Nights” is a time capsule to puppy love and all the tortured yearning that comes with it.
The band shares their excitement about the release:
“We wanted the song to embody the growing pains of adolescence at a time when everyone else seems to have everything figured out. We recorded the original demo in a bedroom, but it really came to life during our first real studio session. That’s why we’re so excited to finally put this song out; it feels like it has grown and evolved alongside us as a band.”
Above anything else, Weston Estate are friends first. While “Saturday Nights” the song is all about romantic love, the video is a testament to the simple joys of friendship. The five-some meander through a forest, traversing fallen logs and jumping into a sparkling lake. As the video progresses, they walk through an empty city, finally ending by watching videos together under an overpass. The charm of the production is in its simplicity. It is a small window into the world of five best friends doing what they love: making music together.