By 2017, Animal Sun began recording rough cuts of songs with Virginia Beach local legend Robert Ulsh. The band was soon appearing all over local radio, playing national sized stages, and opening for noteworthy acts such as The Frights , The Orphan The Poet, and Alvarez Kings throughout the region. Flash-forward to fall 2018 and Steven Blake had moved to Los Angeles, California where he began production with Grammy award-winning engineer Robert Margouleff, and co-producer Aaron “Zeus” Zepeda. Together they selected a number of songs from Animal Sun’s catalog that would become the band's first major recording.
Their lead single "Girl in Blue" was released on June 20th, 2019, and quickly made its way onto renowned alternative stations such as idobi radio and even snagging the number 5 spot on KROQ "Locals Only". Picking up momentum very quickly, the band released their debut EP “Beginnings” and a music video for the single “Girl in Blue” at the end of summer 2019.