Here is the dreamy debut single from new duo Sunny Bones. Helen Anderson and Ben Asker have captured a sound that is familiar yet fresh. Though good-humoured, the video carries a serious message about valuing yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. It’s very effectively done, with the pair’s flamboyant costumes contrasting with their prosaic surroundings in the suburbia of Norfolk.
Anderson explains: “‘Be Cool’ is about a time in my life where someone close to me had a constant battle of being themselves, changing in front of others to fit social situations and desperately trying to please. The resolution would have been for them to know that’s what they never needed to do.” Look out for a series of new releases from Sunny Bones over the next few months. On the strength of this debut, 2021 could be their year.