Make the First Move With Harrison Sands’ “Open Doors” [PREMIERE]


Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Harrison Sands has released a new multi-genre track “Open Doors,” and we here at Ones To Watch have your first listen. The song mixes funk-fueled pop with R&B undertones to create a new level of sound for the artist, exploring emotions that arise in a budding relationship. 

When Sands makes music, he draws inspiration from artists like pop-icon Justin Timberlake and R&B/funk/rap legend Childish Gambino. His sound falls under laidback happy-go-lucky pop that's fused with R&B rhythms. Sands experiments with different kinds of beats that shape his distinctive infectious sound. 

"Open Doors" is a smooth track filled with silky, seductive vocals throughout, featuring a wavy electronic change-up that is not to be missed. "Open Doors" dips into different feelings that arise when you are beginning to really like someone and you're wanting to take that relationship to the next level but… it's nerve-wracking, to say the least. Sands explores feelings of hesitation when moving forward with someone, wishing he could know exactly what is going on inside her head. Sands spoke further on the concept for the track, exclusively sharing,

"We established the concept of hanging out with a girl/guy/whatever, that you know there's mutual interest there with, but you both just haven't gotten over that first hump (so to speak) of 'who makes the first move?' / 'is it time to make a move?' / 'do you want a move to be made?' / etc. Every guy has experienced that whole mental Olympics, especially one that cares about female consent, respect, and just a strong woman in general. 

This song is not necessarily the story of dude who's afraid to sack up and 'take charge,' but one who's simply weighing the risks of putting himself out there and taking a blow to his ego, vs. the reward of an intimate relationship with this woman in real time as things are happening. It really is a plea for the woman to take charge, and remove any and all doubt from the situation, because consent is sexy, and a topic that many men could use a lesson in."

Listen to the exclusive premiere of the new funk-fueled track "Open Doors" below: