The band’s lead singer and songwriter Lili Trifilio kicked off the set with “Dream Boy,” a highlight from the band’s debut LP Honeymoon , by recording separate vocal and guitar takes accompanied by her three bandmates from their respective homes. Afterwards, Trifilio performed a sparse solo acoustic version of “Prom Queen,” the band’s breakthrough 2018 viral hit.
Over the past few years, Beach Bunny has gained a rapidly-growing following in and around their Chicago hometown with their blend of breezy garage-pop and probing emo-folk. “It’s interesting, to be singing the word ‘cry’ or singing a really sad lyric,” Trifilio told Rolling Stone earlier this year, but I’m just trying to open up the mosh pit,” she says.
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