Photo Credit: Bradley Lockhart
Cumulus shares the new single “Better Kind of Love (Silver Lining),” the second offering from the forthcoming album Something Brighter due October 21 via Share It Music. The creative outlet for musician Alexandra Lockhart, Cumulus’ past two albums have won wide ranging praise from the likes of Stereogum, Interview, Consequence, NPR Music, Atwood Magazine, PASTE, KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. “Better Kind of Love (Silver Lining),” is an anthemic pop song that hears Cumulus expressing her desire for a more robust, fulfilling love. Of the new single, Lockhart shares…
“‘Better Kind of Love (Silver Lining)’ is probably my first successful attempt at incorporating humor into heartbreak. I remember when Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the Alps came out, and I was so struck by not only her voice, but how hilarious she was. I wanted to challenge myself to write something with a sense of humor. This song is about embracing and laying bare the fact that we do things (like smoke cigarettes) that are not good for us, and love people we know are ultimately not right for us, but to be a little easier on ourselves about it because ultimately the bad choices help us discover how to make better ones.”
Stream “Better Kind of Love (Silver Lining)” via Bandcamp
The new track follows the previously released single “Sunbeam,” which arrived alongside the album announcement and is featured in a just released music video. Shot on location through the coast of Bellingham, WA, Cumulus finds love by way of her college town and its eccentric characters and verdant scenery. Speaking on the “Sunbeam” music video, Lockhart says, “This is a song about the realization that when you do meet the right person, it’s not complicated. It’s easy. It’s not that it doesn’t take hard work, but it doesn’t feel like work… Maybe the plot gets a little lost, maybe it’s strange to think of two strangers meeting at a driftwood elephant’s rear end, but at the end of the day – I think it just captures joy, love, and the beauty of the Northwest.”
Watch the music video for “Sunbeam” on YouTube
Pre-order Something Brighter and listen to “Sunbeam” via Bandcamp