Sunflower Thieves – Don’t Mind The Weather

Sunflower Thieves

The elemental, magnetic forces that pull two people together are a thing of mystery and beauty. Leeds pop-folk duo Sunflower Thieves explore this on ethereal new single ‘Don’t Mind The Weather’.

The pulse of electronic drums and synth ebbs and flows like the tide, with splashes of strings bubbling to the surface before sinking back into the deep, with hypnotic double-tracked vocals and harmonies floating serenely over it all.

Sunflower Thieves – Lily Sturt-Bolshaw and Amy Illingworth – wrote Don’t Mind The Weather as a simple acoustic composition. But Lily’s production adds texture, weight and light.  

She says: “The song’s message is that no matter how the seasons and weather may change, the gravitational pull of the moon – the person you feel safe with – will keep you safe. We based it on the moon’s relationship with the tides. It’s easy to get swept away in everything that’s going on, but the relationship with this person overcomes it all.”

Picture a calm ocean in the dead of night, the sound of gentle waves rolling up the shoreline, the light from a huge moon refracted into a million pieces on the water’s surface.

You’re getting close to what this track feels like.  

‘Don’t Mind The Weather’ will be released on 7” vinyl on 19 March and is available for pre-order here

Jamie Summerfield