…already lost control, SUMif – Collide [In Transit LP]
by Walter Price
The new album ‘In Transit’ from SUMif [Steph Wells] is a study in storytelling. A pure introspective remembrance of an all-consuming fling from beginning to end. All things beautiful, passionate, raw, and heartbreaking, this voyeuristic set would make for a spellbinding Netflix miniseries.
This episodic LP should absolutely be played in order to get a feel for the entire journey. And with that said, to get you acquainted, stream the first track ‘Collide’. This song is a tactile telling of when the uncontrollable feelings and urges of a burgeoning relation take hold.
Tell ourselves we’ll take this slow
But I’ve already lost control
My heart is in your hands, you know
So don’t let go
I’ve been waiting for this but you’re still so scared
There’s something ‘bout your body
Something in the air
Got so much on your mind but you know
I’m right here
Won’t you stay
So much palpable intimacy that you may find yourself feeling mesmerized by the familiarity. And to add to the striking realness of the single, the accompanying film, brilliantly directed by Meredith Koch and cinematographer by Alissa Rooney, is a memento of what was. Hindsight can be equal parts lovely and soul twisting and this video says it all.
If you’re a fan of Zara Larsson, Sigrid, Aurora, and/or Tove LO, then add this one to your favorite love-is-a-highway playlist. And you can experience the film and stream the entire album, now at the GTC.
Artists photo by Jessica Castro, provided by Public Display PR
Director: Meredith Koch
Cinematographer: Alissa Rooney
1st AC: Aaron Kohn
Swing: Carlos Rosas
Underwater Op: Aaron Kroger
Gaffer: Jihan Casquejo
Key Grip: Joanna Nguyen
HMU/ART: Kianna Bliven
Editor: Aashish D’Mello
Colorist: Ethan Schwartz
“I met someone who changed my world and made me look at love and connection through a new lens. It was crazy and romantic, but it felt real. I didn’t care if I got hurt—she could have had all of me.” – S. Wells