Thursday, March 3, 2022

Mama's Broke - "Just Pick One"

Canadian duo Mama's Broke, consisting of Lisa Maria and Amy Lou Keeler, met on the road on a drive from Montreal to Nova Scotia. The pair formed the band a week later and started touring almost non-stop. The pandemic obviously put a stop to that, but allowed for them to hunker down and write their new album between remote cabins and apartments in Montreal. Their latest single, "Just Pick One," was written in Amy's uninsulated cabin, and somehow sounds like it was. The song is a haunting traditional folk song with a little modern folk thrown in. Think if a band like First Aid Kit was from Appalachia instead of Sweden. The song just sounds icy, as it was written in a cabin in eastern Canada. It's a beautiful folk song, although there is something a little isolating and off-putting about it, which I mean as a compliment.

You can listen to "Just Pick One" below. Narrow Line is due out May 13 on Free Dirt Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Mama's Broke, check out the artist's website.

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