Sam Irving is the solo project of Sam McCarthy of Purple Door (Chicago, IL). Though there’s not much online about Sam Irving, luckily there is the track “Corolla”, and that’s all I need.
“Corolla” is as smooth as I imagine a ride in that sweet, sweet automobile might be. The airy vocals are delivered almost sleepily, with a steady backing of keys keeping the song on pace instead. Sporadic, light synth graces the background just as female vocals grace his vocals in the chorus. For as smooth and laid-back as this song feels, it also feels very deliberate with lush layers and meticulous composition. This slice of dream pop would be a lovely accompaniment to a lazy summer drive around the neighborhood, and all in all, a good listen.
Hop into your ’95 Corolla, and give it a spin below: