By Kieran Webber
Juanita Stein has recently announced news of her debut solo album ‘America’ which is set for release July 28th via Nude Records.
Stein, who is already known as the singer-songwriter with Howling Bells, recorded the album with producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) in Los Angeles. Following recent tours with Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Hawley, Stein will follow a North American tour in May with UK dates over the summer including with Tom Petty in Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival.
Speaking about the album Stein says: “This record is an ode to the dark heart of America. Of times gone and times to come. Dusty trails, a whimsical 50s suburbia and the haze of the 1960s. I’ve forever idealised American life – growing up in Australia we were fed the American dream through film and television. The dichotomy between what was real and a dream is forever intriguing to me. The music of Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Lee and Nancy and Patsy Cline all informed my musical sensibilities. They opened up this wide screen universe for me.”
Juanita has also released the first single ‘Dark Horse’ a stunning dose of Americana folk blended with psych elements, the video that accompanies the single is a Texan road movie filmed when Juanita was performing at SxSW festival earlier this year.
Listen to ‘Dark Horse’ here:
Fri 7th July – Bluedot Festival, (headlining 2nd stage) Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire