Los Angeles band Bad Suns have shared the next single, “Wishing Fountains,” from their upcoming album, Apocalypse Whenever, out January 28 via Epitaph Records.
The track is all about broken hearts, as vocalist Christo Bowman says: “It’s not the end of the world, but in this moment, it may as well be. You try your hardest to pull it together, but every effort to repair the damage done is futile.”
Produced by long-time collaborator, Eric Palmquist (half•alive, Mutemath, Thrice), the 13-track concept album Apocalypse Whenever features dreamy, ’80s pastiche flanked by Stratocasters through cranked Vox amps; pulsing synths; and palpable, rhythmic energy.
The album was conceived as “the soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t yet exist,” setting the scene as the story’s protagonist washes up on the shores of a fictionalized L.A. after a near-death experience at the hands of the turbulent ocean.
Bowman explains: “Throughout the course of the album, the main character is forced to re-evaluate everything that’s happened in their life. This could all end at any time, so instead of moaning about things, I’m going to make the most of it.’”
Fresh off their fall tour with Angels & Airwaves, Bad Suns will hit the road again on a headlining run in 2022, beginning in Albuquerque, NM, and wrapping in San Diego, CA at The Observatory. In addition to general admission, the band will have an exclusive VIP package available that includes early entry, a soundcheck experience featuring songs not on that night’s setlist, a meet-and-greet with a Q-and-A, and an exclusive merch item. For more information, visit https://badsuns.com/tour.
Check out “Wishing Fountains” below and pre-order/save Apocalypse Whenever here.
Images courtesy of Bad Suns. Featured image credit: Elizabeth Miranda.