Visual artist, writer, songwriter, and musicianShana Cleveland(La Luz) has announced the forthcoming release of a new solo album,Manzanita, onMarch 10viaHardly Art Records. Today she shares the first peak of the LP via the orchestral pop single “Faces in the Firelight.” The song is addressed to both her son (written while he was in utero) and her life partner Will Sprott (Shannon and the Clams) “The song is about watching Will tend to a huge burn pile that was still going long after dark and realizing that out there in the dark field he looked like the ultrasound image we had on our fridge,” she says. “I was thinking that the greatest act of love might be to wait for someone. To say, ‘I’ll be here whenever you’re done, whenever you’re ready.’”
On the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled record, La Luz has announced the release of a new single entitled “Endless Afternoon,” available today worldwide on all DSPs. Shana Cleveland of La Luz says that “Endless Afternoon” is a “California lullaby. The melody for this song came to me while I was hiking in the hills above the Yuba River. About the sweetness found in slow days close to home.” This song is the a-side of a physical 7” that is b/w the track “San Fernando Shadow Blues” (available digitally on June 14th) with both songs physically available on July 7th via Hardly Art. You can pre-order this 7” via the Hardly Art MiniMart and Bandcamp.