Self-described as “Midwest emo, assembled in Nashville”, Safari Room allows room for resilience and healing in liberating new single, “It Just Takes Time.”
The single is full of introspective and angst-y lyrics over top a chill indie rock groove, and shows the group’s vulnerability. It is the last single off of their upcoming album, Complex House Plants, which is expected to drop May 13th.
Safari Room officially came together as a group in 2015, and consists of Alec Koukol (songwriter/lead vocalist/guitarist), Chris Collier (guitar) and Austin Drewry (drums). The trio went on to release their self-titled debut EP in 2016, however it was a solid two years before the band would hit the stage. The chemistry and electricity soon became evident, as the group now prides themselves on their live shows.
While 2020 was hell on earth for everybody – especially performers and artists – the group was able to release their first full-length album, Look Me Up When You Get There, during the summer of that year. A subsequent 18-track deluxe version would drop in 2021.
The band soon took to the road and embarked on a self-booked, 28-date Look Me Up When You Get There tour. The band pinballed from New York City, to Omaha, to Savannah, and everywhere in between. Considering what the previous year brought and was still bringing, the band laid it all out on stage, winning over rooms from around the country, thus earning them the their live act reputation.
Safari Room’s sound is for fans of bands like The National, Death Cab for Cutie, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes to name a few. With a dedication to human connection as a founding cornerstone, the band harnesses ambient soundscapes, intricate rhythms, baritone-led falsetto vocals, crunchy guitars, and introspective lyrical content, as displayed in their latest single.
The band has been hard at work releasing singles this year, and are itching to let their latest album be born. “It Just Takes Time” is a great inside look at what’s to come from the band. The release will be accompanied by a show that night at beloved Nashville venue, The Basement.