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SUNFLOWER BEAN
‘TWENTYTWO’
(Twentytwo In Blue album out 23 March through Mom+Pop/Liberator Music)

With just two weeks to go until the release of their second album, Twentytwo In Blue, Sunflower Bean share the latest cut from the album, the title track ‘Twentytwo’.

‘Twentytwo’ echoes our ongoing moment of cultural reckoning with generations of sexual harassment and abuse by men in power. It’s a breezy mid-tempo track with a sweetness that belies the dark truth at its core.

“Busted and used/That’s how you view your girl/Now that she’s 22,” sings vocalist Julia Cumming, who’s not only been part of an emerging young band but also spent time in the youth-besotted fashion world. A telling line: “If I could do it I would take her in my arms/I would unwrong all his wrongs.” “I’m not saying I want people to feel uncomfortable,” comments Cumming about the song. “But it is supposed to make you think, about age or being a woman or just the time frame in which you have to do things. And fighting against that.”

‘Twentytwo’ is one example of a gentler side of Sunflower Bean that’s on display on the new album. While the trio remains a guitar band at its core, new and different textures were allowed in this time around. “What we’ve figured out in the couple of years since Human Ceremony is I think that we did a lot of the rock stuff, and didn’t get much time with the sweeter side,” says Faber. “And it just kind of felt right to explore this sweeter side and dive deep into that.”

All three members of Sunflower Bean will in fact be 22 when Twentytwo In Blue is released this March, two years after their hazy and charming debut Human Ceremony. They were two momentous years in which the trio toured the world several times over and grew in accomplishment, discovering a newly confident voice they bring to the second album.

TWENTYTWO IN BLUE IS OUT 23 MARCH 2018 THROUGH LIBERATOR MUSIC/MOM+POP
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

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