Beach Bunny Bring Dream Boy To Life

by | Oct 31, 2019 | Sound/Vision

Chicago-based indie-pop quartet Beach Bunny today release the video for latest single Dream Boy, the first single from their forthcoming debut LP Honeymoon, their first release on Mom+Pop following four self-released EPs that culminated with 2018’s Prom Queen, the title track of which garnered over 67 million streams.

Beach Bunny

The Illinois four-piece, led by Lili Trifilio and evolving from her solo bedroom pop project, collaborated with director Matt Gehl of Everybody’s Baby to produce an 80’s-tinged video in the style of John Hughes’ movies for Dream Boy, which you can check out below:

Trifilio says of the new song: “Dream Boy was inspired by summer love – it is a song about being jaded to the idea of falling for someone again after being heartbroken in the past. It’s about giving into the butterflies in your stomach even when love seems so scary at times. In the context of Honeymoon, Dream Boy is an anthem of change in perspective, instead of viewing love as difficult the listener begins to open up to the possibility that just because the past was painful, doesn’t mean the future has to be. It reminds me of the colour baby blue, poolside romance, and the optimism of summer’s beginning.”

Honeymoon is for anyone who has felt uncertain and doubtful about their future and had the courage to dive in and choose optimism and love. On it, Trifilio pinpoints emotions more clearly and honestly than most artists can with songwriting that is resonant and intimate within a muscular musical palate that perfectly encapsulates the energy of their raucous, life-affirming live shows. The album is the stunning culmination of Trifilio’s evolution as a songwriter and artist.

In addition to front-woman and driving creating force Lili Trifilio, Beach Bunny are: Matt Henkels (guitar), Anthony Vaccaro (bass) and Jonathan Alvarado (drums).

Honeymoon was recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor).

Stream “Dream Boy” – https://smarturl.it/BeachBunnyDreamBoy

Album Pre-Order: https://smarturl.it/BeachBunnyHoneymoon

By Kalpesh Patel

I’m a London-based photographer and writer specialising in live music photography, portraits and concert reviews. I also love travel photography and snowboarding, so have managed to damage a fair amount of equipment trying to shoot while boarding or hanging off cliffs! I shoot gigs as often as I can, I drink coffee every day.

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