Pay what you want.
100% of proceeds will be donated to the NAACP.
In 2013, we were a younger SUUNS, full of ambition and less road-worn. We released our second full-length, Images du Futur, with a song called ‘2020’. In our own modest and small world, this song was a minor hit; it actually charted on Billboard UK’s Top 50 one week, coming in at – you guessed it – no. 50. We were never a band to write singles, and this remains the only song in our catalogue that we feel a kind of obligation to play at our shows. The song was a prediction that in the year 2020 we would discover alien life. Today, living in 2020, the idea of discovering life outside our planet, as huge and as awe-inspiring as that would be, seems almost quaint. There is a sentiment that if we were to discover other life, then it would somehow unify humanity. Witnessing the disparities in our own backyard begs the question as to what we would be unifying around.
This year has not been about looking into outer space, but rather, looking into oneself. This year has further underscored to us the enormous privilege that we enjoy as a band of four white guys—the freedom we enjoy touring around the world with relative ease and security, in stark contrast to the way some of our neighbors live day in and day out, just a few doors down the street. This year, having your head in the stars isn’t going to cut it.
We’ve asked some friends that we admire to remix ‘2020’ any way they’d like. We will release these tracks digitally on Bandcamp over the next few weeks on a Pay What You Can basis, with all proceeds going to the NAACP.
Later in the year we will release the stems of the song, so anyone who wants to remix this jam can go have at it. We hope that remixers will participate in this small project and that fans will enjoy it.
Like it or not, in the future, ‘2020’ will be the song that people remember Suuns by. And the year 2020 will be the year that we didn’t discover aliens, but instead discovered another part of our humanity.