This new song is the third single Beach Bunny has shared from the album, following “Ms. California” and “Dream Boy” — the latter of which is one of the best songs of 2019. According to a press release, “Cloud 9” came about when singer-guitarist Lili Trifilio wanted to write a “true, gushy, genuine love song” during a “questionable point” in her relationship. “I hope that anyone who listens to this song can feel the love in the lyrics and give love a chance, as well as remember to always love themselves first and foremost,” she said.
As the album closer, “Cloud 9” is a surprisingly uptempo and motivational number. Trifilio sings about the highs of love and the places it takes her. Meanwhile, her bandmates come crashing in for the chorus, turning a simple indie pop hook into a driving force of energy and enthusiasm. Don’t be surprised when this song gets stuck in your head.
In the animated music video, directed by Margaret Bialis, “Cloud 9” and all of its dreamy pros come to life. A pink-haired girl feels down in her luck — that is, until a guy comes around with flowers, balloons, and the type of happiness only love can prompt. Along the way, she performs to a crowd of snails (which is way cuter than it sounds). Watch it below.
Next month, Beach Bunny will kick off a string of tour dates in support of Honeymoon, including performances at Coachella (!) and Shaky Knees Festival. Grab tickets to all of their upcoming concerts here.