Watch Macie Stewart's video for "Garter Snake" 11 Aug 2021
Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them) has shared “Garter Snake,” the second single & video from her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass, out September 24 on Orindal Records.
Following last month’s release of Mouth Full of Glass’s first single, “Finally,” “Garter Snake” is another chamber folk stunner. Fingerstyle classical guitar, organ, piano, violin & sighing harmony vocals build slowly, weaving their way around a serpentine saxophone melody (courtesy of fellow Chicagoan Sen Morimoto). Stewart sings “New, alone, and awake, I am a garter snake” over the song’s chilling crescendo.
The “Garter Snake” music video was filmed in the striking western landscapes of Marfa, Texas with direction & editing by Emily Esperanza.
Under the Radar premiered the video this morning. UTR’s Caleb Campbell writes:
“Garter Snake” is similarly intimate and lovingly arranged as its
predecessor, this time finding Stewart reflecting on impenetrable
solitude. They envision themself as a garden snake, unnoticed and “new,
alone, and awake.” Stewart’s vocals lilt above gentle fingerpicked
guitar, initially solitary, only for keyboards and strings to fall into
the track like beams of sunlight, breaking through its isolated facade.
Later, Sen Morimoto’s saxophone joins the gorgeous swirl of
instrumentation, adding a winding highlight to the track. The result is a
work of earthen beauty, filtering Stewart’s loneliness and isolation
into naturalistic chamber pop delight.
Find “Garter Snake” on your preferred streaming service HERE.
Macie Stewart will perform two Chicago, IL album release shows at The Hideout Inn on September 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.