Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart has unveiled ‘Garter Snake’, the second offering from her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass. It’s accompanied by a music video filmed in the western landscapes of Marfa, Texas with direction from Emily Esperanza. Check it out below.
Stewart said of ‘Garter State’ in a statement:
This song came out of staring at the wall for an unprecedented amount of time. Garter snakes kept coming up in my life- I was going on a lot of outdoor hikes, and they kept appearing in images I was encountering. There are many negative connotations with snakes- but Garter Snakes are harmless at best. I was fascinated by their growth and shedding process and wanted that for myself. Sen Morimoto’s saxophone really tied together the entire vision- it feels like an aural representation of the snake motif that appears throughout the song.
Emily Esperanza had such a beautiful vision of tableaus for the video, and it was a pleasure to work with her. I hadn’t traveled anywhere in over a year- so going to Marfa to stay and work with her was so creatively fulfilling. I am really grateful to her and the beautiful crew I encountered down there for making it all happen.