Director Rob Loud, tells us, “My goal is to create a feeling, and let the artist’s lyrics and music tell the story. For this video, the visuals are meant to evoke a sense of strength from moving on, and the trepidations of starting over again.” The video follows Juanita freely flowing across Western America, in a cinematic exploration of striking landscapes and evocative vocals. The recognizably romantic setting fits well with an album pertaining primarily to the inevitable disparity between expectations and reality that so many encounter in pursuit of an “American dream.”
Juanita Stein will release America on Handwritten Records and Nude Records on July 28, 2017. Already well known as singer and songwriter for the Australian rock band, Howling Bells, Stein is ready to release her first solo full-length. She worked with renowned producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) to complete the album. Stein recently gave a dazzling performance with Tom Petty in Hyde Park, of which Rockshot said, “With a haunting voice and lyrics that invoke long, empty, dusty roads, Stein transports the audience far from the overcast London skies,” and is gearing up for a full tour of the UK and Ireland. Dates are listed below.
“Beneath the surface runs a current of unease – none more prevalent than on the dislocated and slightly psychedelic Black Winds or the dream-filled Stargazer, while the gentler Patsy Cline. Stein sounds like she’s coming of age on this album, addressing both her past and her future, and mostly liking what she sees…” –Q
“It’s the voice that grabs you… A wonderfully lucid piece of songwriting, emotion lingering on each note”
“…(her) softly crooning voice sounding as compelling as ever before” – Gold Flake Paint
“It simply is just the start of a long-lasting love affair” – The Revue