La Luz guitarist Shana Cleveland has announced the details of her second solo album, ‘Manzanita’. The follow-up to her 2019 album ‘Night of the Worm Moon’, it’s set to be released on March 10th.
The album’s first single, ‘Faces in the Firelight’, is a sentimental ballad addressed to Cleveland’s son and her life partner, Will Sprott. “The song is about watching Will tend to a huge burn pile that was still going long after dark and realising that out there in the dark field he looked like the ultrasound image we had on our fridge,” Cleveland said in a statement.
Cleveland also released a video for the single. “We created a fantasy realm in my backyard to visualise the sweet strangeness of the time and place when I wrote these songs: pregnant and often alone in the wilderness,” Cleveland said.
“This is a supernatural love album set in the California wilderness,” Cleveland said of the album. “The songs were all written while I was pregnant (side A) or shortly after my son’s birth in that weird everything-has-quietly-but-monumentally-shifted state (side B).”