“Walking Through Morning Dew” By Shana Cleveland
Today songwriter, musician, visual artist, and writer Shana Cleveland (La Luz) has released the dreamy “Walking Through The Morning Dew,” the latest track off the artist’s solo album, Manzanita which drops on March 10 via Hardly Art Records. The LP is set in the natural world and Cleveland’s move to rural California allowed for most of the songwriting to take place outside. Shana says, “This is a song about Spring and rebirth. In California, Spring is the season when nature comes inside. The house is suddenly full of weird bugs.
On March 10th, Shana Cleveland will celebrate the release with a performance at Oakland’s Bandcamp HQ, supported by Spacemoth. Additionally, she’ll embark on a Spring tour supporting Shannon & The Clams.
Manzanita’s songs tell the stories of moving to the country, starting a family, laughing for real at the same joke the thirteenth time you’ve heard it, and surviving heavy shit (this is the first release since Cleveland’s successful treatment for a diagnosis of breast cancer at the start of 2022). The lyrics are satisfyingly direct, with the buoyantly whimsical descriptions typical of the 1960s New York School of poetry. It’s peppered with the kind of unexpected turns that make the words more modern, and in their spookiness they are more West Coast. These are domestic scenes, and bliss abounds, but it’s more about the utter weirdness of being a creature than anything else.
Shannon Cleveland 2023 Tour Dates
03/10 Oakland, CA @ Bandcamp
05/11 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55*
05/12 Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO*
05/13 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s*
05/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room*
05/16 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew*
05/17 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater*
05/18 Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library*
*w/ Shannon & The Clams
Pre-order Manzanita by Shannon Cleveland HERE
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