This is “Lemonade,” another standout from Sun Machine, the forthcoming album from Rubblebucket. It’s their first record for Grand Jury, and a bittersweet work of art. The Brooklyn duo of Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver ended their long-time romantic relationship, but didn’t end their songwriting partnership. The album deftly documents that pain while remaining an often-euphoric celebration of the lasting connection between the duo.
“Lemonade” was written by Toth who notes, “As the lyrics came together I realized I was kind of writing the song from Kal’s perspective, singing to me. I didn’t know what project the song was for (my solo record, a friend’s band, a pop star?) but when Kal and I realized Rubblebucket wasn’t ending with our breakup, but gaining new life, this song made perfect sense.”