After a releasing a stellar EP in 2015 and following it with two singles last year, Newbury Park’s Hunny stepped back from their palpable buzz and dove into the creative process. “After hearing a million different people talk to us about the importance of everything from branding to ‘hit potential,'” the band said this week, “we took it upon ourselves to instead focus on what we love about being in a band: the writing and recording of a shit ton of music.” First up: The new single “Shy,” part of a release titled “Windows I” planned for later this year. It’s the band’s signature post-punk-inflected pop, ’80s and infectious, for fans of the iconic artist whose song title you can spot in Hunny’s lyric: “Don’t be shy, look alive / lamented love / works hand in glove with wondering eyes.”
||| Stream: “Shy”
||| Live: Hunny headline the Constellation Room on May 26. Tickets. They also open for Bad Suns on June 16 at the Fonda Theatre (sold out).