Posted: May 11, 2023 in MUSIC

Dream-pop band Beach Fossils are releasing a new album, “Bunny”, on June 2nd via Bayonet. The band have shared another song from it, “Seconds,” via a music video. The band’s frontman, Dustin Payseur, directed the video, which features footage shot on the band’s Australian tour. .

Payseur had this to say about “Seconds” in a press release: “‘Seconds’ is a song about realizing you love somebody more than they love you.”

The music video is a collection of iPhone footage taken by us and our friends over the past 8 years of touring. I love it because it’s not a traditional “music video” it’s just a straightforward and candid representation of our life on the road and the love we have for each other as a band. I know I talk about that a lot, but it’s important for me to express how much my bandmates mean to me. On tour, the fact that I get to go out there every night and play music with my best fiends is the greatest feeling in the world. I’m so grateful for it and I never want to take it for granted. I’ve said this before but I mean it, the only reason we’re able to do all of this is because of you. Because you’re listening to the music, you’re coming out to the shows, you’re supporting us when you get a record or a t-shirt… Beach Fossils has always largely been a DIY band from the beginning through now, so it only makes sense that half of the videos for this record are DIY as well. I’m proud of how far we’ve come, and I owe so much of it to all of you. Big love,

Beach Fossils also features Tommy Davidson (guitar), Jack Doyle Smith (bass), and Anton Hochheim (drums). Previously the band had shared two other “Bunny” songs: “Dare Me” and “Don’t Fade Away.” Then they posted the album’s third single, “Run to the Moon,” .

Lyrically this is my favorite song off the new album “Bunny”. I told myself I’d never write a song about becoming a dad but here we are! Through my music, I’ve been lucky enough to live a life where I can do whatever I want whenever I want, and the idea of becoming a parent terrified me because I was scared I would lose that freedom. But the second my daughter was born, I was so immensely full of love, it fully changed me and made me a better person. It’s like this puzzle piece I never knew was missing was finally found and made me feel whole. I still deal with personal and internal struggles despite all of this love, but that’s life, that’s the human experience. One day, my wife and I were at a park and the moon was big in the sky, our daughter grabbed our hands and yelled “Run to the moon!!” and we took off running (I even got a voice memo of it in the song). The combination of these big and small moments make life what it is, it can be hard to express in words alone, so I do it through song.

As for the music video, this is the most fun I’ve ever had making a video. It’s like a beautiful and candid homage to the friendship and love we have within the band. It really shows how close we are with each other in a way that you don’t usually see with bands.

“Bunny” follows Beach Fossils’ 2017 album “Somersault”, as well as the 2021 release “The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads”, an album of jazz re-imaginings of songs from across their catalogue.

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