Sunny War - Simple Syrup
Vinyl LP pressing. 2021 release. As Sunny War's newest masterpiece, Simple Syrup has a vibrant, loose feel, more focused on the interplay with the musicians than ever before. Sunny's new songs touch on everything from romance to politics, jumping easily between larger concepts like the expectations for famous Black women in American art ("Like Nina") and smaller ideas like "Kiss A Loser", her ode to her own drunken self in relationships. Surrounded by relentless pressures from societal change, Sunny worked more closely with her community and embarked on a nearly year-long recording spree that brought two EPs (one of which, Can I Sit With You?, made a number of Best of 2020 lists) and now Simple Syrup. The pandemic has been a crucible for Sunny, burning away the parts of the old world that didn't truly matter and leaving her with a new purpose.