What started as a group chat thread turned into a catchy track when singer Matt Fullam of Parlors sent the melody and hook to his bandmates. A blend of alternative rock meets New York City indie music you’d find in a Brooklyn dive bar.
“‘Cinema Kids‘ is an impartial take on escaping city life in exchange for a small house in a beachside town, where you can seemingly live like a kid again,” Fullam said. “The story was inspired by countless conversations in years past with friends of ours who both live in and have moved out of New York City.”
Inspired by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows and other 90’s big hitters, the track “Cinema Kids” holds those longing, cooing breaths iconic to the 90s. The band shared “Sheryl Crow’s ‘My Favorite Mistake’ [was] playing on repeat in quarantine” as they re-discovered the song during the pandemic. Brother and drummer Dan Fullam said the lyrics “cinema kids at a rooftop show” were a play on a fond memory of his mother and summer nights.
“Our mom actually used to pin a linen sheet from our second-floor windows–not quite the roof–and rent an old-school projector for Saturday ‘movie nights’ in the summer,” Dan Fullam said. “We definitely have fond memories of that time and I’m sure it’s why that lyric found its way into the song.”
Parlors will be running a donation campaign in support of the organizations Black Girls Code and No Kid Hungry, details of which can be found on the band’s Instagram page on August 12, 2020.