As deeply intimate as ever, the Leeds based duo continue to provide haunting melodies and stirring harmonies that evoke the most beautiful emotions.
Childhood best friends turned musical partners, Sunflower Thieves are a significant part of the Leeds music scene, with institutions like Oporto and Sofar Leeds having hosted them numerous times. On their latest single, they continue to prove their strengths as their perfectly matched voices create one of the most moving pieces I’ve heard in a good while. The narrative pairs together the naive innocence of childhood with the inherent vulnerability of a relationship, confronting you with your most intimate emotions.
“‘Hide And Seek’ has found itself imprinted onto my mind and playlists.”
The heft of the emotions is beautifully paired with the sparse accompaniment. The gentle guitars that strum along with the voices are soon joined by grounding bass and eventually a kick drum and clap that push the momentum. Each of these instruments knows its part, staying in the background yet present enough to feel purposeful. In many ways I am reminded of the songwriting of Julien Baker but with lush, rising harmonies that leaves the Sunflower Thieves identity firmly imprinted onto every second of this song. In much the same way, “Hide And Seek” has found itself imprinted onto my mind and playlists.
Words – Varun Govil