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American singer, songwriter Briston Maroney has announced the release of his hotly anticipated debut album, Sunflower. Due out this April, Maroney has shared a new track from the album, It's Still Cool If You Don't, accompanied by a visual for the song directed by Joey Brodnax.
Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), Maroney collaborated with the likes of Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and venerated songwriter Dan Wilson (Leon Bridges, Adele, The Chicks) when writing for Sunflower. Recorded through late 2019 and early 2020 in Los Angeles, the album is set to documents the musicians life over the past decade. Created by Maroney and longtime visual collaborator Joey Brodnax, the record will arrive alongside a feature length film, sharing the story of Sunflower.
Speaking of Sunflower, the musician shares: “Coming to terms with the full scope of who the hell I am has been the most difficult thing I have ever had to do. It’s also the only thing has allowed me to fully experience true joy in my life. Sometimes processing everything emotionally the way I do, has kept me from understanding things logically, the way other people seem to so effortlessly. This has allowed me to see so much beauty, and has at times also made me feel so far away from reality. 'Sunflower' is my attempt at a record about all of those moments, terrifying and serene alike. The times when I’ve felt connected to people and the world, the times I’ve loved, the times I have felt despair, the times I’ve been sure that I’ll never understand and am proved wrong. I am so thankful for the chance to let anyone kind enough to listen know that I love the hell out of life, for better or for worse. I hope it can be a friend to anyone who feels the same way!"
Sunflower is out April 9! Watch the music video for It's Still Cool If You Don't below.