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Jeff has previously stated that Laura Stevenson's 2011 album Sit Resist is pretty much why If It's Too Loud... exists. I can't really argue that point, so we're obviously huge fans. I really hate typing this next point and being that guy, but as much as we've loved her releases in the past ten years, nothing has really hit us the way Sit Resist did. But... now we have "State." Her latest single isn't similar to her now classic album, but that's what's so exciting about it. "State" starts off in that quiet, contemplative way that Stevenson's newer music has, and then it bursts into an alt-rock explosion of loud guitars and pounding drums. Stevenson's vocals have always been an absolute highlight of her songs, and that's certainly the case here. She doesn't exactly scream to match the volume, but she ever so slightly strains her voice to be heard above it. This is the exact point in her career that Stevenson could easily get in a groove and stay comfortable. Luckily for us, "State" marks a new evolution in Laura Stevenson's career.
You can watch the video for "State" below. Laura Stevenson's self-titled album is due out August 6 on Don Giovanni Records. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on Laura Stevenson, check out the artist's website.