German singer/songwriter Rudi Maier and his alter ego BURKINI BEACH have been on our radar for a while now. After recently picking his song The World At Our Fingertips as our Daily Tune, NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION is happy to debut his latest single Jungle Book today. The new track also goes along with the announcement of Maier’s long overdue debut full-length called Supersadness Intl. The album is set for a release on May 19th. On it fans can expect more of his old-fashioned heart-on-sleeve storytelling and self-depricating humour which goes hand in hand with a refreshing classical approach to independent music songwriting, following the footsteps of people like SUFJAN STEVENS and ELLIOTT SMITH. And the fact that Doug Van Sloun who previously worked with BRIGHT EYES and FIRST AID KIT mastered the album might helped as well to shape its sound.

Jungle Book follows the musical path of his previous releases and the music video features footage from the movie by the same name from 1942, based on the famous Rudyard Kipling book. We know, it’s a way too obvious choice but one that works perfectly well to introduce you to the BURKINI BEACH microcosm right here.