“Sunday Best” reminds me that back when we Boomers were kids, every once in while there would be a freak Top 40 hit, like “Sukiyaki,” from 1963, which was sung entirely in Japanese.
“Sunday Best” is different like that–performed by Surface–Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki–two clean cut, preppy white boys from Texas with exuberant personalities who turn a boring day at the office into an electro-pop style Par-tay.
Upbeat and positive are understatements…
Feeling good, like I should
Went and took a walk around the neighborhood
Feeling blessed, never stressed
Got that sunshine on my Sunday best
Every day can be a better day despite the challenge
All you gotta do is leave it better than you found it
John Lennon’s “Imagine” is globalism at its most noble; “Sunday Best” is more mundane and less transcendent, but it’s the song we need for right now-–it feels good and relieves stress, it’s delightful and insightful.
Surface has been together for three years, and this is their breakout hit.
“Our music exists to spread love and positivity across the world. For those hurting, for those lost, we want every song to be a pathway that can lead anyone to brighter days.”
Mission statements aside, musically, we hear roots going back to 1975’s “Walking In Rhythm” by The Blackbyrds: different content, but “Sunday Best” has that smooth, R&B rhythm and vibe.