She’s toured the globe with her band Howling Bells, now Juanita Stein returns with her first solo collection of songs and signed to Nude Records. Her debut album is entitled America and it was released on July 28, 2017. However, this isn’t the America of goofy teen movies, Twinkies and Trump, no Mam.
It’s that shattered dreamland Hunter S. Thompson went looking for… It’s somewhere beyond the pines, at a crossroads where Badlands met Paris, Texas. A dustball in a once great land, reimagined whilst daydreaming about the plains filtered through the dirt on the tour bus window during laps of the US of A with The Killers and Coldplay. These are songs from a dark-hearted country, where the lights of Nashville twinkle in the distance as the siren song leads you into the eternal night…
Juanita says of her debut 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 idealised American life, having grown 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.”