Share Video For Lead Single “Karen O”
Somewhere out February 5th, 2021 via Run for Cover & Keeled Scales
Austin, Texas’s Sun June have announced their new album, Somewhere, with a video for its lead single ‘Karen O.‘ Somewhere is out 5th February 2021 via Run for Cover and Keeled Scales.
Of the song and video, the band say: “‘Karen O’ is one of the only songs we’ve written that takes place over the course of a single night, and we hope we captured what it feels like when you’re completely worn out but can’t bring yourself to go home and go to sleep. It’s about the kind of night you let heartache swallow you whole, and you find yourself heading straight toward the things you should be running away from. The actual Karen O is a hero of ours of course, and in the song she spurs on a lonely night of reflection about what could be versus what can’t. It covers some of our favorite topics-love, performance, regret, and hereditary drinking problems-and explores how we sometimes choose to heighten grief rather than reduce it. It also features a voicemail mailbox, which is unfortunate.”
Sun June will make you delirious as you fall into their enchanting and emotive arrangements. If you’ve seen Karen O then even better for that powerful connection to this track, but if you haven’t experienced that just yet well Sun June will still evoke an air of hypnotizing beauty found within their delicate instrumentation. The song title alone exudes a hero, and power. Sun June have created such a lasting composition, that will shake it’s audience to their core. The band build such a dreamy soundscape, filled with reflective lyrics, striking harmonies and a very visual essence.
“We shot the video out on a Texas Hill Country ranch with a spotlight ranchers use to check on cattle at night (very Texas of us). We thought the stage lights and disco ball helped draw out the connection between feeling an emotion and performing it, both for yourself and others. We got lucky and happened to shoot during a lightning storm, so we went full melodrama with it.”
Last month the band shared a taste of Somewhere with a video for ‘Singing’, which Gorilla vs Bear said “exudes a hopeful, almost anthemic quality” and Brooklyn Vegan called “breezily melancholy.”
Sun June’s Somewhere is available for pre-order now and out February 5th, 2021 via Run For Cover and Keeled Scales.
Sun June really are essential.
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