Bonniesongs Conjure Spartan Pop With ‘Ice Cream’

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Australian project Bonniesongs seem to approach music in a different way than most.

Essentially rooted in the imagination of Bonnie Stewart, their spartan dream-folk drifts into unexplored areas, borrowing from jazz improvisation while delving into the sub-conscious.

The band's 2018 debut EP was a startling introduction, and with Bonniesongs continuing to focus on fresh ideas the group are ready to share something new.

New single 'Ice Cream' was written "on an extremely hot summer’s day" in their native Sydney, and it's unique atmosphere has a sleepy, fatigued feel.

Bonniesongs (aka Bonnie Stewart) says: “I wrote it on an extremely hot summer’s day in my very small sweaty music room at my house in Sydney. All I wanted to do was be at the beach having refreshingly cold things (like ice cream…) but I was too hot to do anything about it.”

“Sometimes, no matter how sleepy or useless to the world you are, when you get a fun riff happening a new burst of energy can push past the sweat and laziness and you can manage to rock out. It's about fun, summer, friends, ice cream, being silly and not taking yourself too seriously. Also my favourite flavour is actually mint choc NOT vanilla, but it didn’t work as well…”

Heavily influenced by Jim Black’s improvised jazz record AlasNoAxis, 'Ice Cream' also conjures visions of Joanna Newsom or even Cat Power's stark moments.

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