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End Of The World

Sunfruits

Exploring the power of humans to create change and friendship in the face of climate collapse

Why we wrote this song

The song is all about accepting the future of climate change and societal collapse with a loved one.

We were really inspired by the general theme of love and light during darkness – or love during a pandemic and climate crisis. This song really took shape once Gene and Winnie figured out the form and realised that the song really had two choruses that we just wanted to repeat. The outro came into shape when we got Evie and Elena to add those amazing harmonies and Gene came up with the idea to repeat the line “the very first year of the apocalypse” — a reference to the 2020 black summer.”

About us as artists

Comprising of Winter McQuinn, Evie Vlah, Elena Jones and Gene Argiro, Sunfruits have been making waves around Melbourne/Naarm and Australia for the past 3 years. On their debut album One Degree, the band presents new-age, anthemic psychedelia and indie-pop, similar to MGMT and Pond. The album’s memorable guitar hooks and garage-rock grit nods to artists such as Ty Segall and 70s glam-rocker, T. Rex, while the album’s softer moments echo the cinematic folk of Weyes Blood. Sunfruits take this eclectic mix of influences and create something uniquely their own, branded by euphonious four part vocals that have become a big part of their new sound. One Degree lets the listener sit with their feelings and encourages them to experience the rawness of human existence — highs, lows and the in-betweens.

One Degree presents a number of perspectives on environmentalism, the world and relationships with oneself and others. These perspectives circle from optimism and calls to action, to pessimism and anxiety. The album is like a prism and through each song, a different emotion comes to light, highlighting why every feeling is valid in our experience as humans. It is through this examination of our environment, the state of the world and our place in it all, that Sunfruits have created a unique and meaningful concept album.

About the music video

The band’s guitarist Evie alongside Lincoln Healy directed the music video filled with lo-fi charm and a mix of serious, yet playful messaging, surrounding the song’s themes of apocalypse.

Shot across Naarm and Dja Dja Wurrung Country, the video depicts lead singer Winnie as a manic news presenter that is quickly losing his mind to the constant depressing ecological collapse happening all around him in the world.

The environmental organisations we admire or support

Seed, Greening Australia, Carbon Neutral, Green Music Australia

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