Listen to "Defeat" by Macie Stewart 19 Oct 2022

“Defeat” is the latest chamber folk stunner from Chicago, IL singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (also of FINOM). On “Defeat,” Macie’s bell-clear vocals are accompanied by a taut arrangement of acoustic guitars, violins & percussion (all performed by Stewart), as well as flutes performed by fellow Chicagoan V.V. Lightbody. "Defeat" was recorded by Dorian Gehring & mixed by Dave Vettraino.

"Defeat is about confronting overextension and overcommitment" Macie says of the track. "Sometimes you say yes so many times- to work, to hangs, to relationships, that you cease to bring your best in all those avenues.”

Macie sings over a gorgeous swell of strings & flutes: “Composing a word to take back the meaning / I promised my best and that’s not what I’m giving.”

"Defeat" is available as a standalone digital single for North America. Much like previous single "Maya, Please," "Defeat" is also available in the UK & Europe as a bonus track on Full Time Hobby Records' UK/EU edition of Macie Stewart’s debut album, Mouth Full of Glass. Stream "Defeat" HERE.

The single is accompanied by a sumptuous music video by director/editor Sid Branca & cinematographer/colorist Greg Stephen Reigh. Watch it here:

Catch Macie Stewart on tour!

Nov 19, 2022- Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village (w/ Tenci)
Nov 25, 2022- Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (w/ Widowspeak)
Nov 27, 2022- Paris, France @ Petit Bain (w/ Widowspeak)
Nov 29, 2022- Utrecht, Netherlands @ Db's (w/ Widowspeak)
Nov 30, 2022- Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 01, 2022- Hamburg, Germany @ Aalhaus (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 02, 2022- Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 03, 2022- Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervikt (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 04, 2022- Oslo, Norway @ John Dee (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 05, 2022- Stockholm, Sweden @ Hus 7 (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 06, 2022- Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 07, 2022- Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus (w/ Widowspeak)
Dec 09, 2022- London, England @ The Sebright Arms