I still believe in you (official Music video)
I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU
Single Release Date
April 22nd, 2022
Genre: Americana, Indie
“A gem of haunted reflection” 9/10. - UNCUT
Hailing from near Barcelona, Joana Serrat is one of the unexpected European treasures in the ever-expanding genre of Americana. Serrat has performed on the biggest festival stages across Europe and the USA including Black Deer Festival, Celtic Connections and The Long Road in the UK; SXSW and Americana Fest in the USA; and FIB Benicassim and Primavera Sound at home in Spain. She has also supported artists including The Jayhawks, Neko Case, Courtney Marie Andrews, Ryan Bingham, The Cordovas, The Handsome Family, and Israel Nash, while performing across the globe.
Joana is joined by some of the musicians she worked with on ‘Dripping Springs’ – including guitarist Joey McClellan (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant) and bassist Aaron McClellan (Josh T. Pearson, BNQT) – who are joined by drummer McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit) and keyboard-player Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev). The work is rounded off by contributions of both pedal steel guitarist Eric Swanson (Nathaniel Rateliff, Israel Nash) and her brother Toni Serrat on drums. The magical varnish of mastering this flammable and fragile material is down to mastering engineer Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Beach House, Future Islands).
In Her Own Words:
'I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU'
“I am a big fan of Byrds, in particular the music of Gene Clark and Chris Hillman. During the lockdown my boyfriend kept playing The Desert Rose Band's Running album and every time "I Still Believe In You" came on I felt a pang in my stomach. I also felt an attachment to the different layers of interpretation that the song offers. That's one of the aspects that makes a song great, when they have their own private universe but offer you room to identify with and own it.
I see this tune as a mixture of feelings, as a very intimate oath that contains the dark, the depth and the shallowness of the human existence. So I thought 'How cool would it be to cover it? This song is the perfect pop song.' So I adapted it to the sound of my current album, Hardcore From The Heart and presented it to the world.” - Joana Serrat, 2022
''UNDER THIS BRIDGE'
‘Under This Bridge’ is an outtake from Hardcore From The Heart that I wrote at The Thekla in Bristol while waiting for my soundcheck when I was touring the UK with Israel Nash & The Delines back in 2019. I went for a walk around the Bristol harbor and I felt inspired by the course of the Avon river that flows into the waters of the Celtic Sea. I needed to get rid of the emotional storm that I had been carrying around for a long time. As a ritual, I stared at the river and swore to myself that I would leave my sorrow there for the sea to take it away and leave me clean.” - Joana Serrat, 2022.