Sunny War is back with another incredible record, Simple Syrup. Following her second studio album, Shell of a Girl, along with several singles, EPs, and a collection of covers for Aquarium Drunkard's "Lagniappe Sessions," Simple Syrup is no doubt Sunny War's newest masterpiece. With 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 some of her best music yet, including this collection of 11 songs that makes up 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.
Recorded in Venice, California at Hen House Studios, produced by Harlan Steinberger, and mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, this LP is available on black vinyl as well as exclusive red & blue split color vinyl (limited to 350 units). Officially out today, order your copy here.