Atta Boy Drops Their Bittersweet and Nostalgic Filled Single and Music Video “Spring Seventeen”
Atta Boy has had an interesting career as a band, releasing their first album in 2012 before disappearing for eight years, until the release of Big Heart Manners in 2020. Now, the band has dropped “Spring Seventeen,” alongside a music video full of nostalgia and softness.
“Spring Seventeen” contemplates the sorrow of fading and twisting memories as time goes on. The slow tempo combined with the softness of the acoustic guitar and tambourine creates a melancholic feeling to the song. Additionally, the lyrics paint the scene well, as lead singer Eden Brolin sings, “Caught in a brief memory / Like a song you get used to / Loosen the grip of reverie / From distractions I’ve been to / I don’t know you like I used to / Already forgetting you.”
Listen to “Spring Seventeen” below:
The song came to life a few years ago as guitarist Freddy Reish came up with the instrumental part, and Brolin loved the sound, deciding to write lyrics while she was at the laundromat. Brolin explains her inspiration for the song’s lyrics,
“There’s a really specific memory from high school that just worms its way into my head every once in a while, and I guess started to think about how those images and understanding of events start to shift. It doesn’t feel so long ago but the substance of the memory has been sifted like 800 times, so it inevitably feels like a game of telephone that just keeps coming back around to you.”
The music video for “Spring Seventeen” was directed by and stars Brolin, as she lays in a bathtub full of water in the middle of the woods, staring at a glowing, hazy summer afternoon sky. These scenes are intertwined with a ballerina dancing along to the song, which Brolin shares that,
“My cousin Madeline was in town doing a summer ballet intensive and wanted to utilize her skills to put movement to the way memories show up and change and ultimately the way we involve ourselves in those reminders—often voluntarily, sometimes not.”
Watch the music video for “Spring Seventeen” below:
Anyone needing a soft tender song that brings on strong feelings of the nostalgic days of the past should give “Spring Seventeen” a listen. If you enjoyed “Spring Seventeen” check out the rest of Atta Boy’s discography, such as their EP Live And Homely (2021), and their albums Big Heart Manners (2020) and Out of Sorts (2012). To stay up to date on Atta Boy and their music, be sure to follow the band on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.