Sour Widows Share New Single ‘Staring Into Heaven/Shining’

    Bay Area trio Sour Widows have unveiled a new single, ‘Staring Into Heaven/Shining’, which closes their upcoming debut LP Revival of a Friend. Arriving on the heels of lead single ‘Cherish’, the track is accompanied by a video from director Henry Kinder that was filmed across Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach in San Francisco and Thee Stork Club in Oakland. Check it out below.

    “After my mom passed in late June of 2021, I went on a trip in August of that year in an attempt to put physical distance between myself and the pain of what I had just experienced,” the band’s Susanna Thomson explained in a statement. “I was searching for relief wherever I thought I could find it; ultimately, that trip taught me that grief cannot be outrun. ‘Staring Into Heaven/Shining’ is a confessional song, written at a time when I was desperate to gain control over my life through ideas I had about grieving the ‘right’ way. As I tried and failed to reconcile feelings of regret and unanswerable questions, it became clearer to me that all I can do is choose to simply observe the experience of grief. The lyrics are searching, but come to their natural end in a place without resolution; it wasn’t until after finishing the song that I realized there can be hope in accepting that there are things we cannot know about death.”

    Revival of a Friend is set to arrive June 28 on Exploding in Sound.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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