Premiere: Juanita Stein shares the propulsive ‘Forgiver’, co-written and produced by Brandon Flowers of The Killers

Juanita Stein shares the propulsive ‘Forgiver’, co-written and produced by Brandon Flowers of The Killers

The pair wrote the song, premiering on DIY, when they were on tour together this year.

This year, Juanita Stein supported The Killers on their huge arena tour, and it’s clearly sparked a fruitful working relationship. The singer is releasing her second solo album ‘Until The Lights Fade’ on 31st August, and we’ve got the first play of its lead single ‘Forgiver’, co-written and produced by none other than Brandon Flowers.

A propulsive, driving cut, the track takes the sepia-tinged songwriting we’ve come to see from the singer taken to punchier, gutsier places. It’s a suit that fits perfectly.

Speaking of the new album, coming less than a year after the former Howling Bells vocalist’s debut solo record ‘America’, Juanita says: “I feel like the two albums are different sides of the same coin. If ‘America’ was the starting point of a journey - the musical equivalent of me spreading my wings, but also treading carefully, trying to figure myself out having come from such an intense period of camaraderie in the band - then this record is me starting to gain a bit more traction, feeling more confident in where I’m coming from and what it is I’m doing.”

Juanita Stein is set to support Bryan Ferry on his huge UK tour this month, before playing a slew of summer festivals, and linking up with The Killers once again for two shows in Finland and Luxembourg.

View the dates and listen to ‘Forgiver’ below. Catch up with our interview with Juanita Stein here, and our November 2017 cover feature with The Killers here

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APRIL
12 Halifax, The Lantern (Headline Show)
13 Manchester, Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)
15 Newcastle, City Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
17 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
18 Glasgow, Poetry Club (Headline Show)
19 Edinburgh, Usher Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
21 Dublin, Olympia (with Bryan Ferry)
22 Dublin, East Side Tavern (headline show)
23 Belfast, Waterfront (with Bryan Ferry)
25 Bristol, Colton Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
27 Oxford, New Theatre (with Bryan Ferry)
29 Birmingham, Symphony Hall (with Bryan Ferry)

MAY
01 London, Palladium (with Bryan Ferry)
03 London, Eventim Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)

JUNE
24 Tunbridge Wells, Black Deer Festival

JULY
08 Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
14 Latitude Festival
20 Benicassim Festival
24 Finland, Helsinki Arena (with The Killers)
26 Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal (with The Killers

AUGUST
18 Green Man Festival

Photo: Rob Loud