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Moving on is a messy experience. The first (unbearably difficult) part of that process is figuring out how and when to start, even if you’ve been aware that you need to for months. Sometimes you just gotta cut and run, blow something up and get the hell outta Dodge.
Queen of Jeans want to take you on that emotional ride, help you find wherever it is you’re headed. “I don’t care if I’m going nowhere / I could get lost from anywhere,” Miriam Devora sings at the outset of the Philadelphia trio’s cathartic new single, “Get Lost.” Across the track, Devora hones in on one central tenet of moving on: It’s never a linear path. Progress often comes with feelings of stagnation and insecurity, but if you keep on truckin’, you’ll get there eventually; it’s a journey.
Whispering guitar lines communicate with a murmuring bass line on the quietly simmering first half of “Get Lost.” When the pot inevitably boils over, the drums explode in fits of catharsis and the strings begin to scream. As the track cools off, Devora’s vocals and guitar-playing feel more confident, even if they’re still tinged with melancholy. She wrote “Get Lost” in response to her mother’s deteriorating health, but rather than feeling elegiac, the track resembles a blanket of support with its warm instrumentation and euphonic production.
The song is paired with a Bob Sweeney-directed video that finds the band performing in a warehouse, offering supportive hands and taking baseball bats to easily destructible household items.
Devora expands on the track in a statement:
“Get Lost” became my personal anthem during a time when I needed some sort of reassurance that I wasn’t a waste. It helped me process a very real and isolating experience of grief, and turn it into a positive and somewhat humorous interpretation of self-care. Life is messy, and happiness is not always guaranteed. Sometimes allowing yourself to recognize what you perceive to be your shortcomings and owning them can set you free from emotional prison.
“Get Lost” is the lead single from the band’s newly announced album, If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid, out on Aug. 23 via Topshelf Records. You’ll find the album art and the band’s upcoming tour dates at the bottom of the page. Watch the video for “Get Lost” below.
If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid Album Art:
Queen of Jeans Tour Dates:
19 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club *
20 – Portland, Maine @ Aura *
21 – Woodstock, N.Y. @ Colony *
23 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ The Lost Horizon *
24 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rec Room *
25 – London, Ont. @ Rum Runners *
26 – Amityville, N.Y. @ Amityville Music Hall *
27 – Scranton, Pa. @ Stage West *
28 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium upstairs *
30 – Lakewood, Ohio @ The Phantasy *
31 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Pyramid Scheme *
01 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Old National Centre *
02 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Castle Theatre *
03 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Turner Hall *
04 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabe’s *
06 – Newport, Ky. @ The Southgate House Revival *
07 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle *
08 – Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm *
09 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Peabody’s Nightclub *
10 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar *
05 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
07 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Gold Sounds
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Once Ballroom
(* – with The Menzingers)