Los Angeles-based band Bad Suns have shared another b-side from their latest release Mystic Truth. The track, “Unstable,” follows the previously released and incredibly catchy track “I’m Not Having Any Fun.”
“’Unstable’ came to be, following a stormy night spent in a cabin on the east coast, where I was writing songs for the Mystic Truth album,” explains vocalist Christo Bowman. “Walking through the neighborhoods of Bridgehampton the next day, as the fog rolled in from the ocean, I got the sense that this would be the perfect locale for a murder mystery. I felt inspired to write a song from the perspective of a psychopath, so that’s exactly what I did.”
Since forming in Los Angeles County in 2012, Bad Suns have garnered an impressive following including over 1.4M monthly Spotify listeners, sold out headlining dates across the globe, played countless marquee festivals, and released three full-length records; Language & Perspective (2014), Disappear Here (2016), and Mystic Truth (2019).
Mystic Truth, produced by Dave Sardy (Oasis, The Black Angels), came to life during fits of inspiration in a variety of locales: a midcentury geodesic dome on a wind farm, a barn in Bridgehampton, the streets of Hong Kong, and the living room of the house all four members shared in the LA suburbs. The result is a collection that gathers disparate influences — from artist Bruce Nauman and magical realist author Mikhail Bulgakov to Eno-era U2 and The Blue Nile — into a potent, expansive whole.
Bad Suns is Christo Bowman (vocals/guitar), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar).