Sunflower beans Released the first new music of 2021 with the track “Baby Don’t Cry”. Check it out below group interview.
The new song is the second version the New York trio has shared since the 2019 EP “King of Dudes” and applies to last year’s single “Moment in the Sun” and singer Collaboration on Julia Cumming’s manicure “The Mystery He Missed.”‘.
“Don’t Let the Baby Cry” addresses the one-time nature of content in the digital age and encourages us to enjoy things that “make sense to us”. The message was inspired by “staying home” during the pandemic, saying “the only connection to the outside world is the screen,” said guitarist Nick Kivlen. .
“Instead of spending your life in the real world, you’ve always looked at a screen that tries to control your emotions and makes you spend your whole life just sitting at home and completely disconnected from doing anything.” he continued. “It was very difficult to understand the real thing because even going to the grocery store was a hasty experience and could be a risk to anyone you saw.”
“Cooking dinner for one person, “Julia Cumming sings in the first stanza of the song.”The songs make me tired / I just have to clean my head. ” The band told us they had been shouting directly at the artist, who had been listening for 18 months, to be “less demanding of you and out of the time we live in”. . “
He’s a British artist, he takes old music from the 20s and 30s and turns it into five-hour ambient albums, ”Kivlen explained.[Listening to it]You have these nostalgic memories, they are not real, but they are comforting to the ear and it almost affects the fire. ”
“Don’t Let the Baby Cry” is a celebration of art, “you can feel unique and special, and you can connect in a way that is absurd or quick. In the same way, a lot of content makes you feel really empty. ”
However, the group “Moments in the Sun” in 2020 found that “recognizes what is important in human life.” [and] With the people you decided to spend it with, ”Cumming said,“ don’t let the baby cry. ”“ For a moment … ”“ it makes us sunny and hopeful, ”he told us. don’t cry “is part of how we feel now and how we look to the future with music on the horizon.”
Writing and recording during the pandemic – and staying on the road for the first time in five years – gave Sunflower Bean a chance to “go through the spirit of our true artist and think about what we want to do now. in a way, “he added.
The band had planned a short break in 2020 before the pandemic occurred, but still felt a “loss of identity” where concerts and tours were suspended. “It was a big wake-up call in many ways because we’ve been on tour for five years,” Kivlen said. But there was a silver lining: “Luckily, we were able to do other things and combine our lives in other ways. I don’t think we could have done without that break. Especially during the pandemic for me, I became a real adult.”
At the beginning of the year, Sunflower Bean There was a live broadcast from Le Poisson Rouge in New York, experienced drummer Jacob Faber has been described as “weird”. “It was very convenient to load the gear and enter the green room,” they said. “And then you go out …”
“And think, ‘Oh, there’s no one here,'” Kivlen said as he finished the game. “It was very surreal.”
Going on stage in front of a live audience again is what the band expected. “Of course, it takes some time to get back to a lifestyle, but a big part of being a musician – at least in the way we do – is connecting with people,” Cumming explained. “It’s just music and being able to play in front of people, see their emotions and get energy back from them – that’s something special.”
Although the trio hold their future musical plans close to their chests, Cumming said, “Don’t cry baby” “it will definitely come out of the darkness and back into the world.”
“Of course things are coming,” he added. “We’re still a little quiet, but we’ve always written. We’re very happy about that.”
Sunflower Bean 2022 UK Travel Tickets go on sale in advance tomorrow (October 14) at 10:00 a.m. and go on general sale on Friday (15) at 10:00 p.m. Excursion dates are as follows:
30 – Cambridge, 2nd compound
31 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
1- Manchester, Strange Waves Festival
2 – Glasgow, stereo
4 – Newcastle, University
5 – Nottingham, rescue rooms
6 – Birmingham, Mama Ruxniki
7 – London, electric ball
9 – Bristol, Tekla
10 – Portsmouth, Woodwood Rooms
11 – Brighton, Concord 2