Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Kai Marks
Sunnbrella are back! The London “dream-gaze” outfit today release ‘Wrong’, a subtly euphoric track that deals with negative behavioural cycles, unreciprocated affection and general personal confusion. Fresh from a slot at Prague’s Metronome Festival last month – sharing the main stage with Beck and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Sunnbrella gear up for a home town headline show at Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney on July 29th.
Penned while taking off on a plane after nearly missing a flight from London to Prague, the floral and ethereal nature of the song represents the chaos of transit and the sheer elation of flight and travel, temporarily leaving one place and its various day to day anxieties behind for another destination which has its own memories and emotional baggage. ‘Wrong’ represents a state of flux, the freedom of being 36,000 feet above the ground and the transitional state of human emotion.
Songwriter David Zbirka notes that, “The idea of rushing to make a flight that will take me back to a place that I previously left in a state of chaos seems to have informed the lyrics, which I started piecing together on said flight.”