Listen Sunflower Bean release new single, ‘Moment in the Sun’
It’s the New York trio’s first new material of 2020.
Following last year’s excellent ‘King of the Dudes’ EP, Sunflower Bean have released their first new material of 2020 in the shape of new single ‘Moment in the Sun’.
“‘Moment In The Sun’ is about finally recognising what is important in one’s life, the people you decide to spend it with,” Sunflower Bean explain of the track. “All of these things we distract ourselves with, the never-ending mountain of career climbing, the pursuit of financial success, and the hope that after all that trying you could finally be cool. All of that is meaningless in comparison to one great day, hour, or moment with someone you really love.”
It comes with a lockdown-made video, co-starring frontwoman Julia Cumming and actor Marquis Rodriguez and directed by Andy DeLuca and Sarah Eisman.
“While quarantining together upstate this summer we decided to make a music video for ‘Moment In The Sun’, they add. “We thought the best way to visually represent the meaning of the song, while also taking inspiration from this isolating time everyone has been forced to live in, was to create two separate worlds. One world which exists totally inside a home, mostly in a lonely bedroom. The other world exists completely outside in the sun and is made up of memories of a summer love. We invited Marquis Rodriguez, who is one of Julia’s best friends since high school and also an incredibly talented actor, to co-star in the video. He was crucial in helping us tell the story of summer love and show those potent memories of tenderness coming to life. While living alone, the character Julia is portraying becomes flooded with memories and moments from the past summer, and as a result her bedroom starts to transform into the outdoor world. We built up the entire bedroom using real sod and flowers. Her memories are brought to life, just like the room.”
On third album "Headful of Sugar', Sunflower Bean are railing against the expectations of the capitalist world and digging further into their own dynamic than ever before.
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Ultimately an exercise in Sunflower Bean showing off that they can do just about everything well.
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Their new album arrives this September.