Beesus unveils today “Sand For Lunch”, and took some time in their quarantine to talk to us about their new album ⚡
“Sand For Lunch” song premiere 🎧
The Roman Fuzz trio, Beesus, presents you the second song of “3EESUS” : “Sand For Lunch” a laid-back desert anthem, showing a bit more the psych side of their new record.
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Beesus Interview 💭
More Fuzz – Hey guys! Your 3rd album, “3eesus”, is gonna be released on April 3rd, through 3 labels, Go Down Records (IT), yours, and ours. Could you tell us more about the your writing and recording process?
Beesus – “3eesus” is the first album we’ve written as a trio; we underwent some lineup changes since last time. All of the songs came out ideas we first brought into the rehearsal room, where they slowly took shape as we brainstormed. It’s been a couple of years of work and we recorded live on stage at Monk, a venue in Rome. It may be complex at times to record all instruments at once but it is true to what you get at gigs.
More Fuzz – Today, we’re releasing “Sand For Lunch”, what’s the story behind this song?
Beesus – “Sand For Lunch” was a jam we recorded in summer 2018. Initially it was “Beach ballad” and that sets the mood.
But we then put some spice in it as it cohered. We imagined a little story: a dude selling Kebabs or something on the beach. He did this for all his life! The people love him, but he can see he has no true friends. He realizes he’s stuck.
And there’s this other creepy dude with a megaphone that stares him down all the time. It’s the incarnation of the few rich bad people, those who enslaved him. For every kebab sold, the bad dude takes 90% of the money. So it’s a very sad story, because we’re really all the Kebab dude just trying to get along, and since the beach may not get a revolution any time soon, it’s a shitty ending too. Apologies.
More Fuzz – There’s quite some diversity between this song and “Reproach”, there’s even more throughout the album, is there an intent behind it or is it more that you went freely with the flow of your wide spectrum of influences and tastes?
Beesus – We are three different minded individual who each enjoy and write different music in somewhat different ways, so we are ok with our music showing that. We don’t always necessarily want to listen to one exclusevily sad or rock or metal album, we are moved by whatever it is we’re feeling and we wanted to pay tribute to this very broad range of emotions.
More Fuzz – The vocals on this one change a lot from your 2 previous releases, you all sing, alternatively. That’s one of the things that hooked me from the first listening, how the harmonies and your voices’ use links the song and atmospheres together. What was your approach on this?
Beesus – The vocals were a fun wild ride! Some of these were there since the beginning, some were added during the writing process, and some came in the studio where we had fun and jammed on top of what was already done. All three of us have been singing for years in other bands, so we just went with the flow.
More Fuzz – You were supposed to go on tour but you’re now stuck at home for a few weeks already. This situation should last quite a while, unfortunately, what’s your mindset with all that? Are you using this days to write #4?
Beesus – It sure feels like a crazy war, no one can leave home right now and it is scary. Yes we like to play live, drink with friends and love our partners, but that shit crawls into the backseat when you realize the scale of the emergency happening right now, especially in northern Italy. The graveyards are full. In the midst of all this chaos, the best we can do is stay put and not panic.
We worked a long time for all of this and couldn’t wait to bring it to Europe, and it blew for us as it did for every other musician. Music is not even the industry that took the worst hit.
Our April tour got rescheduled, we were supposed to have this as a first leg tour and another one in Fall. In the end, we’ll just be on tour longer, starting late September until the end of October.
Our album comes out in two weeks; the pre-order is up. Bandcamp gives 100% of it’s sales to musicians just for today. We don’t need relief money, give that shit to the hospitals and doctors. But if you want a kickass album, today would be the best time for you to buy.
More Fuzz – Thanks for your answers boys, it’s cool to know more about this great record and get a bit of an insider point of view, both on the record and on your current situation in these crazy times. When this all will be over, we’ll all be celebrating in gigs and I can’t wait to hear this live, in October. Stay safe, healthy, creative, take care and more than ever, keep it fuzzy!
Sad news on the record front 😢
As you may know, we’re pressing these records in a small factory in the French Alps. Sadly, France has been also impacted by Covid-19, and most of the country is in confinement right now. That means not only that the records won’t be pressed on time for the release, but there might be complications in the shipping process. We don’t have more info on this so far, but we’re gonna tell you more as soon as we get news on this topic.
There might also be some complications for any order on our webshop, but we’re doing our maximum to get your records to your door as soon as possible.
We’re very sorry about this, and hope you’ll bear with us, thanks a lot for your support!
We hope all of this will be a bad memory really soon, and that you’re all doing well, making the best of this pandemic storm with love, creativity and solidarity. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones, stay healthy and keep it fuzzy! ⚡