By Jonathan Currinn
Dreamy indie-pop like no other, Junebug’s debut single Cut You Loose captures the listener into a melodic synth vibe that you feel right down to your core. It is full of emotional lyrics and sounds allowing you to understand the story she conveys so well.
Empowering everyone who hears the song, Junebug inspires many with her debut track, letting us know how important it is to cut loose the people in your life that aren’t bringing light to your life. Cut you loose hits on the difficulty of distancing yourself away from these people and yet manages to encourage you to take a that hard step to allow your life to flourish.
Talking about the track, Junebug said: “Cut You Loose is about trying to let go of people but falling back into those dynamics out of habit. The chords don’t change until the bridge, which reflects how difficult it is to grow away from people who aren’t the best for you. You can say you want to let somebody go, but you have to do it too, and that’s hard.“
Hi Junebug, hope you are doing well today. Can you tell us the story behind “Cut You Loose”?
Cut you loose was written in my bedroom — quite spontaneously. I came up with the synth part first and the song practically wrote itself. I wrote the song about the push and pull of breaking away from old friendships.
How does it feel to release your debut single?
It’s incredibly nerve-wracking and vulnerable — but also exciting! The decision to release cut you loose was quite spontaneous and not well thought through quite frankly, but it all worked out in the end. It was one of those songs that wrote itself and I was just ready to give it to the world — and so I did.
What was it like to record the track in your home studio? And what was it like to work with Chris Howat on the track?
It’s quite natural to work at home and with Chris. Chris and I have known each other for awhile and definitely have good chemistry when it comes to writing songs together. His little guitar part came quite naturally I think. You will definitely be hearing more from him on future releases!
How would you describe the track to someone who hasn’t heard it, just yet?
I would say the song is conversational and honest. It’s an indie pop song with the same chord until the bridge, but quite a different feel from the verse to the chorus.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming debut EP and why you called it ‘Turncoat?
Turncoat is the name of a track on the EP. The word turncoat refers to someone who is a traitor. In the song, I pretty much call myself a traitor. I often feel like a traitor to myself and find myself feeling like an imposter. Because that is such a prevalent feeling in my life and my songwriting, I decided to call the EP Turncoat. I’m a bit scared to release this EP. It’s a bit more folky and acoustic than “cut you loose”.