Family band duo Even and Owen Jennings from Aurora, Ontario originally formed Yellow Magnolia as a four-piece in 2017 with Jake Allen and Keith Jarvis. Today they have released a new track called “Lifer”, an indie rock song that speaks to the universal lust for requited love.
Since their inception the group has explored a variety of genres including indie rock, folk, hard rock, and singer-songwriter, thus greeting us in this tune with pieces from each.
With the pandemic halting live shows for all musicians at the moment, Yellow Magnolia are admittedly coping by spending more time in the studio cooking offerings slated for the new year. Sadly, though, Allen and Jarvis have already announced their departure right before this release.
“Lifer” creatively emotes the wishful thinking of those foolishly in love, lost in the longing, a fixation perhaps on a muse who the lyricist hopes will “want this mess.” The composition and mix of the track is thoughtful, giving due care to give off just the right sense of sonic coherence.
Each musician’s performance is wonderfully executed. The delivery and mastering of this number embodies the effort the guys have clearly put in to create a unified sound, and engaging piece.
Stream “Lifer” below.
Anjali Rose Kumar is a musician, videographer, and creative freak based in Brooklyn, NYC. Anjali is learning to cope with a self-imposed quarantine in NYC’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by spending her hours recording music in her bedroom, watching her unemployment leave her bank account, and embarking on a newly revived love of writing. In fact, when Anjali was 10 years old she was convinced she would live her life as a writer, however, she would often confuse her teachers by making up her own vocabulary and therefore buried the interest for 15 years. Cheers to the new years ahead of us. You can find out more about Anjali here.