Sweater Weather was written by group members Jesse Rutherford, Zach Abels and Jeremy Freedman, and was produced
by Justyn Pilbrow. It serves as the lead-off single to their debut studio album, I Love You, which
was released on April 19, 2013 via Columbia Records.
From the Album
Rutherford told Swide.com that this song posed the biggest problem in expressing the emotions that that
he wanted to convey. He explained: "That song has done so much for us and it's a super solid song but it was the first one we wrote. We have grown a lot and have gotten our sound more locked in since that song. It still feels right alongside all the other songs but it definitely is the hardest one to put other tracks around."
The twelve tracks on I Love You push the listener through a series of angst-ridden themes based on both the vibe and
lyrical content of the songs. Bryan Sammis explained to Coup De Main magazine: "I think that at least in
terms of the musical aspect of it, all of us try and get our own emotions out through our instruments,
which is not always the easiest thing to do.
I think for Jesse [Rutherford] lyrically, what I really
like about him and about us as a band is that a lot of his Lyrics aren't necessarily pre-ordained,
because he's not trying to force it. A lot of his Lyrics are off the top of his head when he first hears
the song, because that makes it more natural, it's legitimately what he is thinking about and how he
is feeling when he hears that song."
I Love You (2013)
Indie rock, electronica, hip-hop, melodic R&B, indie pop
"Sweater Weather" on YouTube
The music video, directed by Zack Sekuler and Daniel Iglesias Jr., was released for the song on March 5, 2013.
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