Thursday, August 31, 2023

Marnie Stern - "Plain Speak"

Photo by Nick Johnson

It's been a long time since Marnie Stern released a new album. As in ten years long of a time. During that timeframe, she's been the guitarist in The 8G Band for The Late Show with Seth Meyers and has raised two kids. Now, the guitar legend is back with new music! "Plain Speak" shows off Stern's fingertap method of guitar playing, and is just the kind of oddball indie rock meets guitar hero song we want to hear from Marnie Stern. "Plain Speak" is a joyfully intense song perfect for those who have been wanting to hear new music from their hero for a decade, or for those just discovering the magic of Marnie Stern for the first time.

Marnie Stern says of her new single:

"‘Plain Speak’ keeps a positive attitude in the face of frustration. Keeping that hope alive is really the most difficult thing for me to do in life, so I try to do it as much as possible in my music. This song is a perfect example of that. Some of the lyrics are backwards, to keep the theme of feeling like you are moving backwards in a situation and no one else seems to give a shit but you!”

You can listen to "Plain Speak" below. The Comeback Kid is due out November 3 on Joyful Noise, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Marnie Stern, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.

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