Frog Eyes Unveil New Single "Rainbow Stew"

The recently reformed band will drop new album 'The Bees' later this month

Photo: Soloman Chiniquay

BY James MartensPublished Apr 6, 2022

Vancouver-based indie rock group Frog Eyes (f.k.a. Soft Plastics, f.k.a. Frog Eyes) have released a lyric video for "Rainbow Stew," the latest from their upcoming album The Bees, out April 29 via Paper Bag.

"'Rainbow Stew' doesn't unpack as cleanly, in terms of a personal narrative, as the two other songs we've released for The Bees," said vocalist Casey Mercer in a press release.

"But it is representative of one of the five kinds of songs that I can write — usually this type comes at the end of the writing process, when I have a sense of the shape and weight of the record," Mercer added. "These songs come really fast — I think I wrote this song in 5 minutes — and they serve a contrasting purpose."

The Bees will be the first Frog Eyes album since 2018's Violet Psalms (though they did release 5 Dreams under the moniker Soft Plastics in 2020).

About the forthcoming album, Mercer explained:

Novelists and painters are allowed to have eras, periods, bodies of work that find a small bit of psychic space and then, over years and decades, testify to the ecology of that space. So I wrote songs that take in the view of my past, or explore the little stake I have made over the past twenty years of work: I thought of my past as my future, and it felt a bit radical.

Watch the lyric video for "Rainbow Stew" below.

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