When the members of GROUPLOVE met it was like a dream. The setting was a remote artist colony on the exotic, mysterious Greek island of Crete. Each member went to Greece for their own independent reasons but over time they gravitated towards each other and discovered the sound that unified them: a merging of richly narrated, intricate songs with anthemic classic pop production. On the surface the band's vibe comes off as happy, the songs soar with a kind of shimmering, youthful exuberance. But just beneath that sunny sheen, there is a reservoir of longing and melancholy. The GROUPLOVE signature is blending those two pillars of life: sorrow and joy.