Monday, August 24, 2020

Juanita Stein - "The Mavericks"

The latest from Juanita Stein's upcoming album has a certain eerie quality, despite being absolutely beautiful. "The Mavericks" is far from a folk song, even though it keeps some very basic elements of Americana. This is a quiet indie rock song that can be a difficult listen, even without the more noisy, confrontational sounds typically associated with difficult indie rock. And, yes, it's still a completely beautiful song. This challenging aspect is what will keep you going back to "The Mavericks" multiple times while we wait for Juanita Stein's upcoming album.

Juanita Stein says of the new song: "’’The Mavericks’ is a song that came together over a few years. The first half I’d already had written, the lyrics came in one blessed burst of lyrical expression, then I stashed it away, not knowing quite what to do with it. I was later able to complete it, whilst writing the songs for ‘Snapshot’. With the razor-edged perspective loss can bring, finding the right words became a lot easier for me. Sonically and lyrically, I wanted the song to rise and fall, swell and intensify, mirroring the cyclical nature of life.”

You can listen to "The Mavericks" below. Snapshot, the new album from Juanita Stein, will be out October 2 on Nude Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Juanita Stein, check out her website.

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