New York trio Sunflower Bean have announced a new album called Headful of Sugar. The follow-up to 2018’s Twentytwo in Blue will be released on May 6 via Lucky Number. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Who Put You Up To This?’, which follows last October’s ‘Baby Don’t Cry’. Check it out below and scroll down for the LP’s cover art and tracklist.
“We wanted to write about the lived experience of late capitalism, how it feels every day, the mundanity of not knowing where every construct is supposed to ultimately lead you,” vocalist Nick Kivlen explained in a statement. “The message is in the title: this is about fast pleasures, the sugar of life, the joy that comes with letting go of everything you thought mattered.”
“Tomorrow is not promised, no tour is promised, no popularity is promised, no health or money is promised,” bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming added. “Why not make what you want to make on your own terms? Why not make a record that makes you want to dance? Why not make a record that makes you want to scream?”
Commenting on the new track, the band said: “Are you satisfied? Who put you up to do things that you do? Was it your own choice? Questioning your life is the first step to taking the agency to change it. Sometimes you have to let go of who you have been so that you can become who you want to be.”
Headful of Sugar Cover Artwork:
Headful of Sugar Tracklist:
1. Who Put You Up To This?
2. In Flight
4. Roll The Dice
5. Headful of Sugar
6. I Don’t Have Control Sometimes
7. Stand By Me
8. Post Love
9. Baby Don’t Cry
10. Beat The Odds
11. Feel Somebody