Track Of The Day: Sunflower Bean – ‘I Was A Fool’

I first fell in love with Sunflower Bean on seeing them play at Green Man Festival this year; the New York trio simply blew me away with their vibrant energy, infectious offerings and seductive sense of cool. Now, having just signed to Lucky Number (UK/EU) and Mom & Pop (ROW), they have shared their first single since the release of last year’s critically acclaimed debut.

‘I Was A Fool’ oozes dreamy vibes alongside jangly hooks and a honey sweet, twinkling charm. Reminiscent of favourites like Camera Obscura and Best Coast, it’s filled with the luscious interplay of Julia Cumming and Nick Kivlen’s vocals, resulting in a swooning slice of sunny surf-pop that your ears will fall in love with at first listen. Of the track, Kivlen explains:

(it’s) one of those songs that seemingly crept up from nowhere and into our practice space. It was a special moment between the three of us, Julia and I both improvised the lyrics… It feels like far longer, but it’s been nearly 2 years since we’ve put new music into the world. I think this song is a good example of how we’ve grown as a band, while still staying true to the band that first played together back in high school.”

Listen to ‘I Was A Fool’ here:

‘I Was A Fool’ is out now digitally, and available on limited edition 7″ from Rough Trade on 8th December. Catch Sunflower Bean supporting Wolf Alice this month (I can’t wait for Ally Pally!):

8th – Bristol, 02 Bristol
9th – Manchester, 02 Apollo
11th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
12th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
13th – Newcastle, 02 Academy
15th – Nottingham, Rock City
16th – Birmingham, 02 Academy
17th – Norwich, UEA
18th – Leeds, 01 Academy
20th – Brighton, Dome
21st – Southampton,  Guildhall
24th – London, Alexandra Palace
27th – Belfast, Ulster Hall
28th – Dublin, Olympia


Mari Lane

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