Indie dynamo Windser (neé Jordan Topf), returns with the new single “Capsize,” the third offering from his forthcoming debut EP Where The Redwoods Meet The Sea, out October 12th. The Santa Cruz native effortlessly captures the sound of his California roots with his breezy, coastal sound yet despite the carefree sonic world he’s created, there’s an immediacy woven throughout the threads of Windser’s music. On “Capsize,” sweet and emotional vocals croon atop dulcet guitars, haunting harmonies, and a pushing tempo as he muses about navigating life’s lows and picking himself back up.
Shares Topf, ”’Capsize’ to me is about hitting lows you didn’t think were humanly possible. Feeling like there’s no way out and you can’t fathom coming back from that low point. But also in the back of your mind knowing there is hope even through those moments of uncertainty”
Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea is imbued with the well-worn indie rock tenderness and beguiling songwriting for which Topf and Phillips are best-known – the sort of sound that made Windser the perfect opener on recent tours with Portugal. The Man, alt-J, and Cannons. Befitting the nostalgic tone of the EP, Topf draws energy from his parents and the California music on which he was raised.
Throughout, Topf finds bleary-eyed beauty in joyful memories and painful loss, in the littlest experiences and the life-altering events. “My parents were old hippies,” he laughs. “My dad played the guitar and my mom is a jazz piano player. My dad passed away when I was 22, so getting to play his guitar on this EP was an incredible way to honor him.”
Windser’s music brims with the complex magic that comes from digging into one’s own experiences. This is certainly evident on singles “Friends I Barely Know” and “Memory,” both of which have garnered massive praise, coveted spots on DSPs, and love from SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, Audacy & KROQ. Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea. The project will be released Oct. 12th and was produced by Topf and Day Wave’s Jackson Phillips. Pre-order the EP HERE.
Photo Courtesy: Bea Helman