Juanita Stein has always used music as a means to process her life, a method of exploring her emotions.
Sometimes this can vital. Recently losing her father, the songwriter was plunged into grief, losing one of the real anchors in her life.
The Australian born, Brighton based artist looked inward, with this period causing her to profoundly re-evaluate her life.
“It feels fundamental to understanding the devastation and eerie silence thrust upon us after his sudden death,” she comments. “It was a daunting task to sum up the life of one man such as my father. He was endlessly inspiring, charming, deeply talented and passionately spiritual. He admirably, and at times frustratingly, carried the torch for his own musical career until the very end.”
This thoughts and experiences are channelled into her new album, with 'Snapshot' set to be released on October 2nd.
Following on the heels of her wonderfully creative 'America' (2017) and 'Until The Lights Fade' (2018) full lengths, this new project could be her most personal, and her most potent.
Constructed alongside producer Ben Hillier, it finds Juanita Stein digging deep, working with a small team of collaborators.
The title song is a beautiful introduction, with her sonorous songwriting allying itself to an emphatic sense of loss, but also the privilege of having had someone so special involved in your life.
'Snapshot' carries within it the sense of a moment passing, while cherishing its existence. Tune in now.
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