Circles Around The Sun and Mikaela Davis have joined forces to release “After Sunrise,” the title track from a forthcoming collaborative EP. Released alongside a nostalgic, spaced-out Super 8 music video, this second recorded cooperation between the acts pools their shared experience to reach beyond their sonic comfort zones. The After Sunrise EP is set to release on April 5, following the pairing’s early-spring joint tour.

“After Sunrise” is a Sergio Mendes deep cut from Primal Roots, the legendary Brazilian composer and bandleader’s sophomore offering with mid-’70s outfit Brazil ‘77. Circles Around The Sun and Davis’ treatment of the track compliments Mendes’ melody with a funky, pulsing backbeat, sending the listener spiraling into the combo’s updated homage to the bossa boom. The accompanying music video amplifies this fantasy effect with a hazy window into the artists’ process, featuring shots of the members jamming in the studio and enjoying the outdoors. Read on to see for yourself.

Davis first recorded with Circles Around The Sun on “Language,” adding harp to the eponymous single from the psychedelic quartet’s adventurous 2023 album. The pairing’s upcoming EP will feature a version of this song recorded live in Boston, alongside unheard original compositions “Gloaming Way” and “Moonbow.” This release is set to coincide with the joint tour between Circles Around The Sun and Mikaela Davis & Southern Star announced in November, which will make stops along the East Coast and Midwest in late-February and March. Each of these 19 planned engagements will feature performances by both bands independently, followed by a shared stage at the end of every evening–plus, an opportunity to purchase the After Sunrise vinyl pressing, available exclusively at these tour stops before the EP’s official release date

Circles Around The Sun and Davis’ new single is available to stream now.

Circles Around the Sun x Mikaela Davis & Southern Star Tour Dates: 

Feb. 28 – The Atlantis – Washington, D.C.
Feb. 29 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, N.J.
March 1 – The Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, Pa. 
March 2 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, N.Y. 
March 3 – Deep Dive – Ithaca, N.Y. 
March 6 – Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, Conn.
March 7 – Portland House of Music and Events – Portland, Maine 
March 8 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston
March 12 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, N.Y. 
March 13 – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern – Cleveland
March 14 – Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall – Pittsburgh
March 15 – Hifi – Indianapolis 
March 16 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, Mich. 
March 17 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, Mich. 
March 20 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, Ohio 
March 21 – Chop Shop – Chicago 
March 22 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, Wis. 
March 23 –  Vivarium – Milwaukee, Wis. 
March 24 – Turf Club – St. Paul, Minn.