This Friday Don Giovanni will be dropping Marissa Paternoster‘s proper debut as a solo artist, and we’ve been covering the singles all along the way. I’m excited by the album because I feel like we’re really getting some insight into Paternoster’s life, and while its been there before, it feels much more intimate and relatable in the presentation of this record. Musically, this song seems full, yet stripped down. The mix feels peeled back like the layers of an onion, leaving us with the core that is Marissa’s unique voice driving the emotional pull of the track. Peace Meter drops Friday, so be sure to check it out, grab it, you know, support your favorite artists.
One of the great things about a songwriter you love going solo, even for a one-off, is that they get to spend the narrative of their craft in an entirely new direction. Such is the case with Marissa Paternoster‘s latest single from her forthcoming solo album, Peace Meter. On the first single, you could hear some sort of tethering to Screaming Females, but in the latest track, you’ve got to really peel back the layers to get to the core. Honestly, the voice carries a lot of the mood, accented by a tight little drum beat; its only as the song unfolds in the latter half that you really get to hear the guitar kind of make its case. I actually love the fact that it feels nothing like Marissa’s work, yet definitely feels tied to her work as you come to the song’s end; I hope she keeps pushing herself, which we’ll find out when Peace Meter hits via Don Giovanni.
Seeing as I love Screaming Females, I was super excited to hear that Marissa Paternoster would be releasing her debut solo effort; we got news today that Peace Meter will be out via Don Giovanni on December 3rd. On the opening single, we get Marissa marching through a cemetery as she repeats the chorus of “your feathers soaked in blood.” The imagery is striking, but what really hits home is the construction of the song as a whole. There’s this patience that’s evolved in Pastnoster’s songwriting, based on this calmed guitar strum, allowing her to maximize this huge wall of emotion; it’s buoyed by the production and added arrangements from Andy Gibb (of Thou). It’s a pretty powerful opening statement from a record we’re sure to adore.