Fans of Aussie band Howling Bells may have been getting withdrawal symptoms of late, but all will be remedied with the announcement of singer Juanita Stein‘s debut solo album.

‘America’ will see release on 28th July 2017, via Handwritten Records. The album, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Gus Seyffert, is a record juxtaposing themes of heartbreak and optimism, and tells of characters Stein has encountered in real life and her imagination.

Stein has also unveiled the debut single from the record. ‘Dark Horse’ is an unmistakably Western-inspired track, complete with sweet vocals and a twanging guitar melody. The track can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

Stein has said of the album: “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 idealized 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.” 

‘America’ is available to pre-order now. Catch Juanita Stein live at the following dates:

JULY

7th – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank (headlining 2nd stage)
9th – Tom Petty, Hyde Park
23rd – Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire
29thCambridge Folk Festival

About The Author

Charlotte Davies

Editor-in-Chief of Hooting And Howling Magazine. Just a Northern soul. New music obsessive, freelance PR, radio presenter and complete shambles. Also part of the Thirsty Girls DJ Collective. Twitter: @charlottealiced