Photo by Bella Peterson
While her two previous singles showed off her punk rock side, "Cuffing Season" is more of an acoustic folk-punk track. It's mostly just Grace and her guitar playing a bouncy, upbeat if a bit angry track. Grace is just wearing her emotions on her sleeve with this one. I hesitate to call the track beautiful, but it is very effective and moving. Just when we thought we knew what to expect with her upcoming album, Grace swerves and brings us a song like "Cuffing Season," and has us anticipating the album even more. Laura Jane Grace has achieved icon status at this point, and if you're not onboard by now you really need to be.
Laura Jane Grace says of her new single:
”I think as you get older and go through life’s hurts and heartbreaks, it gets harder and harder to let yourself be open and vulnerable. But when you do, it can be so worth it even if you just end up hurt and heartbroken again. In the end, I don’t think you regret those kinds of losses. I think you regret not trying.”
You can listen to "Cuffing Season" below. Hole in My Head is due out February 16 on Polyvinyl, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Laura Jane Grace, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.