Thursday, February 16, 2023

Screaming Females - "Mourning Dove"

Photo by Bob Sweeney

Screaming Females have their new album out tomorrow, but since we can't wait just one more day to hear it, they've released a new single from Desire Pathway. "Mourning Dove" is exactly what we want from the New Jersey trio in 2023. Sure, they've slowed down a little bit, and it's more poppy than we would have expected from the band back in 2009, but this is a band coming up on their twentieth year, so that is expected. "Mourning Dove" might sound a bit more radio friendly these days, but Screaming Females haven't lost a step or any of that edge. There is still Marissa Paternoster's biting guitar, and her solos just keep getting better and better. At a time where most of their peers are slowing down, Screaming Females are just getting better.

Marissa Paternoster says of the band's new song:

"It is seldom that any Screaming Females song is about just one thing. Mourning Dove is the only exception that I can really think of, a song about being profoundly in love while simultaneously being profoundly heartbroken."

You can watch the video for "Mourning Dove" below. Desire Pathway is due out February 17 on Don Giovanni Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Screaming Females, check out the band's website.

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