After a year of touring, New York City's Sunflower Bean is back with "I Was a Fool," a sunny-sounding sad song about nothing other than love. It's fuzzy and has a slight country twang to it, which makes you feel a little bit happy and a little bit sad all at once.
Bassist Julia Cumming, and guitarist Nick Kivlen trade off verses on this languid and bittersweet nod to 60s psych. Kivlen's parts exude a lo-fi sentiment — he recorded all of his vocals through a recycled payphone turned into a mic — a stark contrast to Cumming's crystal-clear and impressive soprano. The track is both blissful and fresh, glistening and also gloomy.
Faber's drums are double-tracked giving rounding out "I Was a Fool" with a lush and driving beat. It's Sunflower Bean's attempt at completely flipping a love ballad on its head, and serving up something that really makes people move and groove.