New York based trio Sunflower Bean – comprised of Jacob Faber (drums), Julia Cumming (vocals/bass), and Nick Kivlen (vocals/guitar) – released their latest track “I Was A Fool” to welcome November, and we haven’t stopped spinning it since. While, ideally, we’d tell you that the song has a nostalgic, 70s sound to it, we acknowledge after hearing almost a year of some of the most incredible vintage-sounding releases, there comes a time when you realize there is a pattern that makes it a modern sound trend again.
The thing is, that doesn’t happen with Sunflower Bean. Though it certainly begins in the 70s, “I Was A Fool” doesn’t belong in just one timeframe, not even in just a single decade. Instead there are many influences, an incandescent haze settling over all of it to bring a warmth to the sound that is both unique and inviting in its glow. Julia’s ethereal vocals again take front seat with those rose colored feelings, taking some of the most melancholic lyrics and making them feel carefree and light.