SUNDAY DRIVER

SUN GOD (TRAPPED ANIMAL)

SUNDAY DRIVER - SUN GOD 153679
Format:
1 CD
Release:
12.08.2022
Label:
TRAPPED ANIMAL
Kat.-Nr.:
153679
Barcode:
5055869547253
"A band to watch, without question" Sunday Times, FT reviews, Spotify over 2 million streams for single Mechanical Angel, Rough Guide compilations, strong audience growth.

Sunday Driver return with the announcement of their long-awaited, forthcoming album Sun God, the band's fourth, and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2014 record, Flo.

Sun God is an album that draws influence from a rich plethora of literature, culture and fiction, from Hindu gods to HG Wells to the 1800s Gold Rush, fusing ideas together to create an expansive, cathartic and cohesive 'Spaghetti Eastern'.

Weaving through multiple languages, genres and sounds, the record plays tribute to the band's cultural background and, despite its storyline theme, highlights a very personal experience.

With each song, lyrics are enhanced by infectious song-writing that takes you on a stereoscopic journey through the collective minds of one of the UK's most exciting bands.

Inspired by a mix of fact and fiction, one of the the album's key strength lies in its exploration of language and culture whilst remaining cohesive.

'Mathanga' is a prayer to the Hindu Elephant God, Ganesha, known as the 'removal of obstacles' who people pray to at the start of new ventures or at the start of the day.

'Keepsake' is a track written in Chandy's mother tongue, Telugu, which she was brought up with but never learned to speak properly.

Brought up in Country Durham, her parents were told to only speak to her in English because bilingualism was thought to hold back children's development.

"The sounds and melodies of the language are in my blood even though I have never learned to speak it properly.

This is one of the few songs where the melody and lyrics came out at the same time, but the 'lyrics' were originally just 'pigeon telugu' - bits and pieces of words that sounded fitting but made no sense linguistically.

I was reluctant to release a song that sounded nice but was in fact nonsense!" Sun God cements Sunday Driver's place as one of the UK's most inventive and diverse bands.

However, Sun God is only the beginning. The record is part one of a two-part album, the latter of which will be due 2023.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. AFTERMATH
  • 1.2. SUN GOD
  • 1.3. FOR A FEW REGRETS MORE
  • 1.4. SYLVI
  • 1.5. IN YOUR SHADOW
  • 1.6. SOMEWHERE NICE
  • 1.7. MATHANGA
  • 1.8. TIME MACHINE.
  • 1.9. KEEPSAKE