There are two camps that we all find ourselves in at the moment. Either you’re angry with what’s going on in the world, and you’re doing nothing else but kicking bins over to Rage Against The Machine’s Greatest Hits, or you’re in the camp of lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling, shutting everything out and trying to give your head some space before you go back out into the big scary world. If you find yourself in the latter, Hide and Seek from Leeds’ very own duo Amy Illingworth and Lily Sturt-Bolshaw, better known as Sunflower Thieves are perfect for just that. A switch off from the bin fire that is 2020.
For fans of Phoebe Bridgers or Alexandra Savior, in the sense that this certain piece of music is atmospheric and comforting, you can’t help but feel that you’ve been here before, or it’s definitely a place you’ve been yearning for, within the cruel three minute timestamp it gives you. ‘Hide And Seek’ has a consistency that is filled with a dreamy guitar riff and welcoming, warm vocals, a cohesive narrative that feels like you’re spending time with your best friend, lay on the forest floor with the sun on your face. Songs like this by people like Sunflower Thieves are so important at a time like now, and it’s escapism at its purest.