Next up to the spotlight of Navarre’s Lounge is Snowtown, an alternative rock band based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Snowtown’s newest track, “Happy Birthday”, will be released on June 11 to all major streaming platforms.

The song “Happy Birthday” is based on the life of the band member Jesse Garcia. There is actually a very sobering backstory to this upcoming release.

When he was younger, Jesse dealt with a lot of eerie thoughts, one of which being that he should end his life. He decided it would be on his 15th birthday, after the party was over and everyone went home. However, one friend didn’t go home and stayed with him most of the night; unaware of Jesse’s tumultuous inner-struggle. Jesse attributes his life being saved that day to his friend, Loü. Thus, “Happy Birthday” was born. Jesse comments “by the time my next birthday came around, I had sworn off ever attempting suicide, as I understood the damage it’d to do my friends and family. But if it weren’t for my friend, things would have gone much worse.”

What’s so scary is how real life can get, and how fast it can happen. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with it all, and Jesse’s story with Loü shows us the importance of having someone there that we can count in when times get dark. I can’t wait to hear your new release, Jesse!

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