Bay Area trio Sour Widows have announced a new EP titled Crossing Over and shared its title track, “Crossing Over.”
With Crossing Over, Sour Widows discover a new intensity by turning inward. The band dials back some of the volume that drove their self-titled 2020 debut EP to make space for themes of self-reflection and painful change that cut through with sharpened clarity. The luminous vocal harmonies, complex guitar interplay, and understated drumming that have been at the core of the band’s sound remain foundational; but these four songs reach deeper, all the more stirring in their subtlety.
Of the song, the band’s Susanna Thomson says: “This one is pretty literally about my experience being in a cross country long distance relationship, and the way it forced me to reckon with choice and sacrifice, make peace with it. I can try my best to have it all, make a time and space for everything it is I value, but at the end of the day, I have to accept the way my life fractures because of how I live it. As long as I’m pursuing what it is I want to do the most, I think I’ll always feel that heightened presence of choice and sacrifice.”
Crossing Over is available for pre-order now and due April 23rd via Exploding In Sound.