On new single ‘Split’, alt-indie newcomer Lindsay Munroe triumphantly reclaims a part of herself she shed to accommodate the conservative religious environment of her early 20s.
In her distinctively guttural vocal that recalls Sharon Van Etten and PJ Harvey, Munroe bares bruises that still sting in an attempt to kickstart the healing process. “I split myself in two / every time I toed the line” she regrets.
Split’ is the second single taken from forthcoming EP Our Heaviness, due May 8th – listen below…
Split’ builds to a staggering climax, Munroe expelling the pent-up anger that has outstayed its welcome as her band ramp up the volume. Production comes from Chris Hamilton (Lump, Torres), whilst The Big Moon’s Fern Ford is on percussion.
“Split is one of the rawest songs I have written” says Munroe. “I spent my early 20s in conservative religious environments, embedded in black-and-white thinking and beliefs. Increasingly I felt like I had to leave part of myself at the door, painfully unable to be open about my life and choices. Split came from an attempt to move beyond the hurt and exhaustion of that situation”.
Planned tour dates as follows…
Sep 10 – Gullivers, Manchester
Sep 11 – The Grace, London