Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Jenny Owen Youngs - "Avalanche"

Photo by Lisa Czech

It's been over a decade since Jenny Owen Youngs has released a full length studio album, so we're obviously thrilled that she has a new one coming out in September. The first single from the album, "Avalanche," was co-written by Madi Diaz, and it's the perfect kind of singer/songwriter music that has just the slightest bit of folk, country, pop, and indie rock to appeal to virtually any music fan. There are times I hate referring to music as mainstream because that's usually meant as an insult, but in this case it's apt, and when it's done this well I can't imagine anyone complaining. "Avalanche" has breezy vocals from Youngs and a gravity to it that is sure to suck you in.

Jenny Owen Youngs says of her new single:

“An avalanche is an extreme force, it can cause great harm, and when it’s over, you can be certain things will be different than they were before. When it came time to name the album, this song leapt forward as the title track, because the unifying theme of this body of songs, to me, is the idea of moving from destruction to restoration, traveling through pain to possibility.”

You can watch the visualizer for "Avalanche" below. The album Avalanche is due out September 22 via Yep Roc Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Jenny Owen Youngs, check out the artist's website.

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