New York trio Sunflower Bean—vocalist and bassist Julia Cumming (she/her), guitarist and vocalist Nick Kivlen (he/him), and drummer Olive Faber (she/they)—release their long-awaited new album, Headful of Sugar, tomorrow.
To celebrate the release, today the band share a new single entitled “In Flight”. The track follows the previously released “Who Put You Up To This?,” “Baby Don’t Cry,” “Roll The Dice” and “I Don’t Have Control Sometimes.” Of the track and video Kivlen says, “This song is a romantic vision of meeting a lover, running away together, and entering a dangerous new world. It’s less safe but also less suffocating. The video follows me through a series of twilight zone-style mishaps as I search to be seen or understood. Things only improve when I finally find like-minded people. Is it a dream? Is it the multiverse? It’s for the viewer to decide.”
Right now, ahead of the album release tomorrow, Sunflower Bean are having another “moment,” as their song “Moment In The Sun” is going viral following its massive use in Netflix’s Top 5 show Heartstopper. Check out the song now HERE.
Headful of Sugar will be released tomorrow via Mom + Pop / Lucky Number, and follows Sunflower Bean navigating the agony and ecstasy of contemporary American life. “Tomorrow is not promised, no tour is promised, no popularity is promised, no health or money is promised,” bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming says. “Why not make what you want to make on your own terms? Why not make a record that makes you want to dance? Why not make a record that makes you want to scream?” A psychedelic headrush designed to be played loud with the windows down, Headful of Sugar was produced and mixed by UMO’s Jacob Portrait, co-engineered by Olive Faber and Portrait, and recorded between Electric Lady and Sunflower Bean Studios.
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