The sort of title track from their album TwentyTwo In Blue, which is out next month, from starry eyed Sunflower Bean has just been shared by the band. ‘TwentyTwo’ is a sunshining affair and perfect for today.
The track sees the band, and especially lead vocalist Julia Cumming, channel their inner Fleetwood Mac for a glam-folk that’s gorgeous and lush while feeling fragile in places. Even paraphrasing some Dylan Thomas poetry for extra poignancy.
It number highlighting the societal struggles they see among them. Namely, the pressure on men to prove their masculinity through violence and as importantly, the increasing number of pressures felt by women.
It’s a truly beautiful number and sees Sunflower Bean grow from their former anarchic roots to find a common thread among us all. If it’s an evolution seen on the album we’ll all be very happy little beans indeed.