Juanita Stein has released the video for her new single, ‘Reckoning’, taken from her new album ‘Snapshot’ which we reviewed last month. The dreamy video, which follows Stein as she cycles through the nighttime streets of Southern France, was self-filmed in the summer and provides a pretty perfect accompaniment to the song which, with the rest of the album, was written and recorded in the months following her father’s passing.
Says Stein, “‘Reckoning’ is a song about the power of memory and grief. How the two go hand in hand. Certain images, smells and words can unlock the deepest or feelings. “The silence, the empty halls, the cold machines” is me recalling the antiseptic bubble we were in whilst visiting the hospital every day and the chorus is me releasing all of that. It’s an immensely cathartic tidal wave of angst and melody. The video was shot on a couple of iPhones in a small town in France called L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue during the warmer months. Myself, a bicycle and a heart full of sorrow.”
Stein has also announced fresh tour dates for 2021, running from May and concluding with a hometown show in Brighton on 2nd June. This tour will be Stein’s first chance to fully play the new album live, although fans were treated to a preview when she and her band played a special show streamed from Brighton’s Electric last month, raising funds for the #WEMAKEEVENTS campaign in the process. Here are the dates:
Juanita Stein 2021 UK Dates:
Fri 21st May – LEICESTER, The Cookie
Sat 22nd May – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank Underground
Sun 23rd May – EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
Sat 29th May – BIRMINGHAM, Dead Wax
Sun 30th May – BRISTOL, Louisiana
Tues 1st Jun – LONDON, COLOURS
Weds 2nd Jun – BRIGHTON, Brunswick
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