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Presented here is “Honeysuk,” Washington D.C./Baltimore’s Sunbathers’ new release. FYI, the band’s most recent track, a remix of their song “Intimacy” by Belgian melodic house act Curtis Alto, has received over 1 million views since its release in February.
According to Sunbathers’ vocalist and synth player Sean Lynott...
“We’ve gone a long stretch since our last release, but we’re excited to break the silence with ‘Honeysuk.’ The song has become a staple of our live show―an ecstatic moment during the set where the energy between band and audience hits its peak. With the help of Donny Ingram at Dreamcatcher Studio, we feel like we’ve done a great job of capturing the song’s energy in the studio and are excited to have it on wax.
“We regrouped with Jorge Lucas and D.I.Y or DIE Productions—the team behind our ‘Intimacy” video—who did a remarkable job of portraying the intertwined, albeit subtle disparity of the song. We think they’ve created a striking visual, and more importantly, a piece that speaks to the true nature of the song. We’re looking forward to seeing how people interpret and react to the video.”
The video’s director, Jorge Lucas, adds...
“Following the release of Sunbathers’ music video for ‘Intimacy,’ we felt emboldened to take the next video in a radical direction. Unlike ‘Intimacy,’ we knew we wanted ‘Honeysuk’ to be less narrative-based, shot in a controlled location, and to feature the band prominently. We first established a visual aesthetic and color palette that suited the song. During a hike one day, not long before the start of filming, the song inspired me to write a story about a man who grew a woman out of soil. This snow-balled into a Pygmalion-like fairytale with a violent conclusion. Thankfully, the band liked my unexpected twist on the lyrics, as I had done on ‘Intimacy’. So we forged ahead to tackle toxic and abusive relationships in a story that empowers women to be the masters of their own fate. We filmed the bulk of the video in 13 long hours one day in May in a Brooklyn studio. Throw in some great visual effects from our friends at Third Beacon Studios, and we have a music video we’re extremely proud to show the world!”