LA duo Cayucas have released new single “Malibu ‘79 Long” off their forthcoming album Blue Summer due out September 25 on Park The Van.
Paying homage to their musical heroes, Zach Yudin shares, “Being obsessed with all things Beach Boys, I built this song with Pet Sounds & Smile in mind. Tempo changes, key changes, instrumentation. I had the piano chords lodged in the back of my head for literally 7-8 years, I would play those chords whenever I sat at a piano but never turned it into a song. When Ben heard the chorus for the first time & said ‘can you cut off the last line.’ My reaction was kinda like “huh?” but he was right. I deleted the last line of the chorus & it flowed better. It’s a trick we learned from Dennis Herring (producer) just cut it off when it gets boring.”