Beach Bunny Explore Puppy Love on New Single “Cloud 9”

The single arrives alongside an animated music video

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Beach Bunny Explore Puppy Love on New Single “Cloud 9”

Chicago indie rockers Beach Bunny are gearing up to release their debut LP, Honeymoon, on Mom+Pop Records this Valentine’s Day after a steady stream of EPs since 2016. They’ve put out three songs from the album so far, including “Dream Boy,” “Ms. California” and now “Cloud 9.”

“Cloud 9” chronicles the saccharine sentiments that often surround first loves—and what we learn about ourselves from experiencing these overwhelming feelings.

“I don’t wanna seem the way I do,” sings frontwoman Lili Trifilio in the first verse of the song. “But I’m confident when I’m with you.”

Beach Bunny have long tapped into the complex emotions of youth, with EPs Pool Party (2016), Crybaby (2017) and Prom Queen (2018). The fascination with the navigation of young adulthood will continue to have a thematic stronghold on the forthcoming LP.

“I sought out to write a true, gushy, genuine love song when creating ‘Cloud 9,’” said Trifilio in a statement. “At the time I was at a questionable point in my relationship and I was reflecting on the last few years and how despite the ups and downs, love held us together.”

The accompanying music video, animated by Margaret Bialis, incorporates an aura of sweetness, complete with a wide-eyed, pink-haired protagonist, her tall, dark and handsome crush, and a colony of sentient snails a la Gary from SpongeBob.

Beach Bunny have a full schedule after the apt Valentine’s Day release of Honeymoon, embarking on a cross-country tour that includes a ton of already sold-out gigs and a Coachella performance, as well as a galavant through Europe.

Watch the music video for “Cloud 9” and Beach Bunny’s November 2019 Paste Studio session below, then check out the band’s upcoming tour dates. You can pre-order Honeymoon here.

Beach Bunny Tour Dates:

February
16 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro ~ SOLD OUT
28 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda * SOLD OUT
29 – Houston, Texas @ The Secret Group *

March
01 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada *
03 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge * SOLD OUT
04 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre * SOLD OUT
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ Che Cafe * SOLD OUT
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre * SOLD OUT
07 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall * SOLD OUT
09 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater * SOLD OUT
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Vera Project * SOLD OUT
12 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court *
13 – Denver, Colo. @ Lost Lake * SOLD OUT
14 – Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall *
27 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^ SOLD OUT
28 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church ^ SOLD OUT
29 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise ^
31 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ SOLD OUT

April
01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
10 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
17 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival

May
01 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees
02 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees
03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees

June
07 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug and Pint ~
08 – Manchester, U.K @ YES ~
10 – London, U.K @ Boston Music Room ~
11 – Paris, France @ Le Pop Up Du Label ~
15 – Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus Szimpla ~

(~ w/ Field Medic opening)
(* w/ Field Medic + Indigo De Souza opening)
(^ w/ Slow Pulp + MICHELLE opening)

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