Malibu Soma is the creative collaboration between longtime friends Riley Donahue, Drew Thomsen, and Nathan Puckett. Playing music together since freshman year of high school, they’ve played hundreds of shows and gone through many different musical phases and influences until settling on the sound that comprises the music on their newest project, Malibu Soma. Taking inspiration from contemporary artists like Tame Impala as well as classic artists like Stevie Wonder, they try to mix old school, pocket grooves with newer synth-based pop music.