Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sour Widows - "Cherish"

Photo by Jaxon Whittington

Sour Widows was formed by Maia Sinaiko and Susanna Thompson in 2017 shortly after Sinaiko lost a partner due to accidental overdose and shortly before Thompson's mother was diagnosed with a rare cancer. That sense of loss is apparent on their latest single, "Cherish." The song starts off as a folk-adjacent, quiet indie rock song before it slowly morphs into a full on indie rock banger. During the quieter moments, Sinaiko's vocals accentuate the pain of the song, while the louder parts help provide a necessary catharsis. "Cherish" is the type of song that is perfect to introduce you to Sour Widows, and is sure to have you needing to hear more based on the power and beauty within the song.

Maia Sinaiko says of her band's new single:

"’Cherish’ is a plea for love disguised as a curse against the worldI started struggling with my mental health in my late teens, and the loss of my partner at age 21 - as well as the tumult of our relationship - exacerbated those issues. I was a very angry person, and I went through several years of being emotionally volatile. Both wanting to connect and be seen while being enraged at the state of my life, I would lash out just to make contact with someone, even if that contact was hurtful. To cherish something is to love it for all that it is. The song says everything I couldn't say to my family and friends in that grief-stricken state; I hope it can serve as a reminder that we all deserve to be cherished through our hardships, even when we are at our most difficult to love.”

You can watch the video for "Cherish" below. Revival of a Friend is due out June 28 on Exploding in Sound Records, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Sour Widows, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

6/20: San Diego, CA - Voodoo Room *

6/21: Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *

7/10: Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern

7/11: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

7/13: San Francisco, CA - The Independent

7/27: Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon

* w/ Teethe

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