Flowertruck announce new album, share ‘Pretending’

'Partly Cloudy' will arrive in September

Sydney’s Flowertruck have announced their second album, ‘Partly Cloudy’, will arrive in September.

The band have also shared new single ‘Pretending’, a buzzy power-pop cut that the band’s Charles Rushforth explains he’d written the music for years earlier, but struggled to find the words to accompany it until an experience last year in which he turned up to a children’s birthday party hungover.

“I remember Leonard Cohen saying that there are two types of songs, ones that take twenty minutes to write and those that take two years,” Rushforth said in an accompanying statement. “Like a fruitbat on a powerline, that main line just burst into my head – ‘I’m just pretending that you weren’t important’ – from there, the rest of the song came together really quickly.”

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Listen to ‘Pretending’ below:

‘Partly Cloudy’, which is set to arrive September 2 via Spunk, will follow Flowertruck’s 2018 debut ‘Mostly Sunny’. They’ve shared two other singles from it aside from ‘Pretending’ – ‘Sing Along To Your Life’, which arrived back in 2020, and ‘Crying Shame’, which was released earlier this year.

Later this month, Flowertruck will perform in Wollongong as part of the Last Light festival, sharing a bill with Cool Sounds, Debbies, Baby Beef and more.

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