In less than two weeks, The Juliana Hatfield Three will release Whatever, My Love, the reunited band’s first new album in 22 years. Already we’ve heard two LP cuts in the form of sunny lead single “If I Could” and the more raucous affair “Ordinary Guy”. Now, the alt rock icons have let loose “Wood”.
A mid-tempo yet growling number, the track is highlighted by crunchy, swaying guitars, whose mercurial movements are meant to echo one’s constantly fluctuating state of mind. “There are mood swings in both mind and body,” frontwoman Juliana Hatfield explains. “Like I’ve said before in songs like ‘I Got No Idols’, sometimes ‘I don’t like to be touched.’ How do you handle it when you feel dead and numb? When your significant other wants affection and you don’t? It’s complicated and mysterious, biological and psychological and emotional.” Listen in below.
Whatever, My Love arrives on February 17th via American Laundromat Records. In support of the LP, the band have lined up a corresponding reunion tour, whose dates can be found here.