Atmosphere’s “Sunshine” is not a new song to most people’s ears. This clever ode to the sun and its ability to make any terrible (i.e. hungover) day that much better has been around since 2007, but now, just shy of a decade later, it finally has a video.
The video is just lighthearted and corny enough to perfectly compliment the inherent cheesiness of the song. A girl wakes up with a hangover and proceeds to liven up her day by taking a bike ride and enjoying the weather. As she does so, she encounters people around her doing the same. What makes it so cute is the way the video takes Atmosphere’s lyrics quite literally. When Slug laments that he’s afraid to drink coffee out of fear he’ll throw it up, the girl refuses a cup of coffee that’s placed in front of her; when he talks about kids catching butterflies, that’s exactly what she bikes past.
Of course, all of this begs the question, why even make a video now that so much time has elapsed? Well, because “Sunshine” is now the first song to have a music video produced with 100% solar power. Slug and Ant teamed up with SunPort, a company currently running a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture a plug that brings solar energy to the appliances you use daily without the need to buy solar panels.
With all of these years to envision what a “Sunshine” music video could look like, some people may be slightly disappointed. What no one can deny, however, is that by pairing solar energy and rap music, Atmosphere and SunPort have not only managed to bring back a classic song, but have made the idea of saving the environment that much cooler and accessible. And really, what’s a better way to promote solar energy than with a song called “Sunshine” by a band called Atmosphere?
Upcoming Tour + Festival Dates
August 28th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks – SOLD OUT
August 29th – Salt Lake City, UT – Dazed Out Festival
September 5th – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
September 6th – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival
September 20th – Toronto, ON – Riot Fest
September 30th – London, UK – Electric Brixton
October 1st – Brighton, UK – The Arch
October 2nd – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
October 4th – Glasgow, UK – Garage
October 5th – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
October 7th – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg (The Max)
October 8th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
October 9th – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
October 10th – Paris, FR – Bellvilloise
October 12th – Cologne, DE – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
October 13th – Munich, DE – Hansa 39
October 14th – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theater
October 16th – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
October 17th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
October 18th – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Medis
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