Buzzy LA indie-pop band HUNNY showcase clever songwriting in new single and music video, “Loser.” Ahead of their new EP ‘Homesick’ out on July 22nd via Epitaph Records, “Loser” embodies the band’s penchant for contrasting dark lyrics with glittery synths and earworm hooks. The offbeat music video is hilariously awkward yet endearing, depicting frontman Jason Yarger rollerblading around Venice Beach while performing the song karaoke style with “LOSER” written across his forehead. Filmed on lofi VHS, the grainy quality offers a blast from the past.
As a follow up to their 2019 debut album, YES. YES. YES. YES, the ‘Homesick’ EP’s 4 tracks span across indie/pop-punk sounds with influences of 80’s and 90’s alternative rock.
Over the course of the pandemic, the four members of HUNNY collectively made nearly 100 demos that turned into the cohesive compilation of ‘Homesick.’ “We’ll bring in demos that have established lyrics or themes already, or we’ll write to a melody that happens in the moment,” the band expands upon their ever-changing songwriting process. “It’s become increasingly collaborative as the band has gone on.”
Hitting the studio once more with ‘YES. YES. YES. YES’ producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, The Linda Lindas) the band sought out to explore new sounds after briefly straying from their punk beginnings in favor of 80’s new wave and 90’s pop influences. “We’re trying to get to the root of the music we want to make at this point,” the band concluded. The new project finds the band attempting to reconcile those differences with swirling guitar riffs, catchy pop melodies and sugary sweet synths.
‘Homesick’ propels HUNNY one step closer to their newfound sound.
HUNNY is lead singer/guitarist Jason Yarger, guitarist Jake Goldstein, drummer Joey Anderson, and on bassist/keyboards Kevin Grimmet.