We are very honoured to premier the new single ‘Sunflowers’ from Hannah Stow: a beautifully expressed reflection of the vulnerabilities of a relationship, delivered in a radiant pop cloak that shimmers with authenticity.
‘Sunflower’ has a hazy summer afternoon feel with Stow’s deliciously unashamed Australian accent that is redolent of Mallrat, delivered over a dappling instrumentation that sparkles like the sun off water.
Stow says of the track:
My girlfriend said she loved me after 3 weeks of dating and I was trying to prove to her that what she felt was lust and not love. I said, ‘You know nothing about me,’ and she said, ‘I know your favourite colour is red, you didn’t walk until you were two because everyone kept picking you up, and I don’t know if they’re your favourite – but I know for sure you like Sunflowers’. The moment she said that I knew it would make a catchy song.
So, ‘Sunflowers’ discusses the point in a relationship right after someone says ‘I love you’ where you’re feeling like they don’t know you well enough to express those emotions. It unpacks the moment you’re being proven wrong as they highlight facts about you which you thought they never listened to.
The track is accompanied by an immersive performance video directed by Joel Baker, capturing the languid carefree air of the sounds with Stow travelling across a bucolic paradise to get to her gig, with some live shots:
‘Sunflowers’ is out tomorrow (Friday, 15 September 2023) and you can pre-save the track here.