Subsequent month, Falcon Jane—Sara Could’s self-described “plez rock” undertaking—will launch a brand new album known as Religion. At the moment, the Canadian singer-songwriter shares the album’s third single, “Excessive Excessive,” a simmering indie folks quantity that pairs Could’s mirage-like vocals with fuzzy guitar and languid drums.
“‘Held Excessive’ is about wanting one thing that feels simply out of attain,” Could says in an announcement. “It’s a wrestle between holding out hope and giving up. After I wrote the tune I used to be reaching a breaking level; I had been chasing one thing for thus lengthy and was so exhausted and hopeless that I felt like I couldn’t go on anymore. However it is rather a lot a forwards and backwards, a trial and error.”
Could attributes that slogging high quality to the tune’s chord development: “I believe the repetitiveness of the E main chord to F# minor chord actually emphasizes that feeling of triumph then failure then triumph once more,” she explains.
“Held Excessive” didn’t at all times have such a triumphant arc. “The tune initially began as fairly a tragic little ballad,” says Could. “Then our buddies within the band Gloin gave us a chance to file a tune at their up-and-coming mini studio in Toronto, as a means for them to broaden their portfolio. I had simply written ‘Held Excessive’ so I used to be very enthusiastic about it. The band had by no means heard it earlier than, so we listened to a quick-and-dirty demo I’d made whereas we drove all the way down to town. One thing concerning the vibes within the studio and the strain to get the tune recorded shortly made the tune what it’s at this time.”
“It feels energetic and energy,” says Could of the ultimate product. “It conjures up me to maintain going.”
“Held Excessive” follows the gauzy, blissed-out “Heaven” and the dreamy, despairing “The Different Moon.” “What if I’m not prepared to like / What if I’m not prepared to maneuver on / What if I don’t know tips on how to give it up,” Could croaks within the former observe. “All this time I’ve been dwelling like I’m misplaced.”
All three songs will seem on Religion, which comes after Falcon Jane’s 2018 Darling Data debut, Feelin’ Freaky. The album additionally comes on the heels of Falcon Jane’s latest We Get By EP, a joint launch with Could’s companion and musical collaborator Andrew McArthur.
“This album is simply as a lot about making an attempt to determine what sort of individual I’m as it’s about loss of life,” Could says of Religion, which was written after a sequence of deaths in her household. “The place do my beliefs lie? Am I an excellent individual? There wanted to be an enormous collapse with the intention to develop. A complete exhale in order that I might breathe in new life, new religion.”
Take a look at a glimpse of that progress beneath.