After meeting in college, Peter Schrupp, Christopher Kalil, Matthew Sutton and Colin Boppell formed a band now known as Arms Akimbo, which led to the self-produced EP, “Vignettes,” with singles that accumulated upwards of 150k streams. With a new EP on the horizon, the LA boys have just released their first single in a year titled, Parachute.
The contours of paranoia with a bouncy rhythm propels into room-filling harmonies lad by emphatic lead vocals. Part pop, part rock with a tincture of folk, Parachute is a driving force that thrusts open a greater, vaster horizon – one these boys will see in their future. Speaking on the single, the Arms Akimbo says:
“This song is the opening piece of our new record. It’s what you get when you have a lot of emotion to funnel through a really small outlet. I was writing a lot of songs that felt like nothing to me at the time. There is something about the driving heartbeat of a rhythm that feels like your progressing towards something better. That, coupled with the lyrics “I can’t stand it” gave this push/pull feeling you get with any tumultuous relationship. The song is weird in that it’s meaning isn’t as clear for me as other things I’ve written myself. There’s a lot about feeling unsure. There is a lot about dissatisfaction and until the chorus, it kinda feels like you’re frustratedly stuck in your room. When it hits, you finally take that step outside.”