Image: Andy DeLuca and Sarah Eisman
American rock band Sunflower Bean have shared their first track of 2020, Moment In The Sun. The track navigates the realisation of what is most important in life, and spending time with loved ones.
“Moment In The Sun is about finally recognizing what is important in one’s life, the people you decide to spend it with,” Sunflower Bean explains of the track. “All of these things we distract ourselves with, the neverending mountain of career climbing, the pursuit of financial success, and the hope that after all that trying you could finally be cool. All of that is meaningless in comparison to one great day, hour, or moment with someone you really love.”
Produced by Dave Bassett (Vance Joy, Bishop Briggs) and Jacob Portrait (of Unknown Mortal Orchestra), the release is accompanied by a music video, made in collaboration with VMA-nominated directors Andy DeLuca and Sarah Eisman. Of the video, the band said, “while quarantining together upstate this summer we decided to make a music video for ‘Moment In The Sun.’ We thought the best way to visually represent the meaning of the song, while also taking inspiration from this isolating time everyone has been forced to live in, was to create two separate worlds. One world which exists totally inside a home, mostly in a lonely bedroom. The other world exists completely outside in the sun and is made up of memories of a summer love. We invited Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), to co-star in the video, and he was crucial in helping us tell the story of summer love and show those potent memories of tenderness coming to life. While living alone, the character Julia is portraying becomes flooded with memories and moments from the past summer, and as a result her bedroom starts to transform into the outdoor world. We built up the entire bedroom using real sod and flowers. Her memories are brought to life, just like the room.”
The New York trio, made up of Julia Cumming, Nick Kivlen, Jacob Faber, released their last body of work in 2019 with their EP, King Of The Dudes. The release was the followup to their 2018 sophomore album, Twentytwo In Blue. The band have gone on to tour the world, playing countless of festivals worldwide and supporting the likes of Bernie Sanders and The Strokes.
Moment In The Sun is out now! Watch the music video below.