Audio Premiere: Stükenberg “Brighter From Here”
Today Relix.com premieres "Brighter From Here," which will appear on the forthcoming album by Stükenberg. Novella, the third record from the Austin-based group, is set for release on November 12. Led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Stükenberg, the group's sound has been characterized as Appalachian-Rock, while the forthcoming release "finds inspiration in early Fleetwood Mac's eerie backwoods melodies and the distorted, almost-Pentecostal energy of a church service led by Rage Against the Machine."
Here is what the band's namesake has to say about the new song: "With 'Brighter From Here,' I wanted to focus on all the things you could do if you didn't care about attaining approval anymore. It is a song about doing all the things most people are told not to do when they enter kindergarten, but still secretly love. Like stomping in puddles and blowing bubbles in chocolate milk. It's a license to let go. It's a song about letting your expectations die and rebuilding new ones from the ground up, contingent only upon who you wanted to be from this point forward."