TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH

Sunflower Bean, despite their youth, are a musical force to be reckoned with. The group’s mature lyricism, skilled instrumentalism, and unforgettable style has led to a mass amount of buzz surrounding their music, being signed to Mom + Pop records, and a slew of sold out, or nearly so, tours. Collectively, the band turns twenty-two in 2018, which is the inspiration behind their most release single release, “Twentytwo” (released 2/22/18 via Mom+Pop) and highly anticipated follow-up album, Twentytwo in Blue (out 3/23/18 via Mom+Pop/Lucky Number).

The NYC trio has caused quite a stir among New Yorkers but also well beyond the realm of city lines. Lead singer Julia Cumming is both poignant and imaginative, while maintaining a striking presence as a front-person on stage. Sunflower Bean seems to be becoming increasingly political with each single coming out from Twentytwo In Blue. “Twentytwo” is no exception to the band’s vigorous political messages.

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