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The song "Jaded" was written after Samira Winter played a show with her band Winter at the Los Angeles warehouse space Non Plus Ultra. As she looked around she saw how a lot of bands were drained from touring and bitter from the music industry. Furthermore, she recognized in herself that she too was becoming desensitized by the music scene. The lyrics tell the story through an outsiders perspective; seeing a band show up late to soundcheck, acting tired and bored, even forgetting how to play their own songs. It's a meditation on being a musician or anyone working in an over saturated industry at a time where you can feel so overwhelmed and undervalued. The song was recorded by Lewis Pesacov at his studio down the street from Winter's house in Echo Park. According to Samira one of her favorite moments in the recording process was improvising with Justine Brown (bassist) the fictitious conversation between two fans at the warehouse show. The song took two days to track and was influenced by The Breeders, Weezer and the 90's film 10 things I Hate About You.
released June 23, 2017
Written by Samira Winter
Recorded & Produced by Lewis Pesacov
Mastered by David Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering
Photo by Courtney Melahn, Edited by Justine Brown
It's really hard to pick a favorite from this album. Every single track is solid and catchy. Instrumentation and vocals are beautifully nostalgic. Alvvays is probably one of the best bands this decade. ecco