Across her Tiny Desk appearance, festival slots, and slew of singles and EPs, LA-based songwriter Sunny War’s recent activity has gained her plenty of attention leading up to the announcement of her newly announced full-length. Simple Syrup will arrive March 26 in the wake of the artist’s time spent volunteering, protesting, and even establishing a local LA branch of the nonprofit Food Not Bombs since the pandemic began, with the new music reinforcing the peaceful persona she’s built for herself.
The first sample of the record is a soft guitar meditation on the appeal of lucid dreaming. “I wrote the lyrics for ‘Lucid Lucy’ about two years ago,” she shares, “but I have been a big fan of sleeping most of my life. ‘Lucid Lucy’ is a tribute to the wonderful limitless world we all have access to. Lucy is exhausted and tired of her dull life. She has a better time asleep than awake. She has mastered lucid dreaming and has beautiful adventures every night when she goes to bed. My friend Niall Taro Ferguson plays cello on the song and it’s quite dreamy.”
Hear the single below, and pre-order the new record here.