Next month, Maryn Jones will release her second album as Yowler, Black Dog In My Path, the follow-up to 2015’s excellent The Offer. We’ve heard two tracks from it already, “WTFK” and “Angel” and we talked to Jones about the new album, and today she’s sharing a third single, “Where Is My Light?”
It’s a meditative storm cloud, with massive guitars and booming drums that make Jones’ anxieties feel even more insurmountable against the tempest. “Where is my joy among these pieces that we scream into space?” she asks to the void. “Where is my gentle reason, and the light within my cave? Where have you been?” It sort of serves a sequel to Jones’ solo track from last year, “The Light,” when the warmth exuded in that song feels hard to find.
Here’s what Jones had to say about the track in a statement:
‘Where Is My Light?’ is about feeling isolated after a big & unexpected life transition. During this time I had a lot of time to think about what was important to me, what served me and made me experience real joy, and what did not. It’s about being an artist under capitalism and all the mess that that can cause in your brain. It’s about missing the natural world and all the beauty you see when you’re on the road, and hating your stupid fucking phone.
09/20 Washington, DC @ DC9 ~
09/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ~
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
11/12 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-Op
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
11/15 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
11/16 Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
11/17 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
11/18 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/19 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
~ w/ LVL UP
^ Black Dog In My Path Record Release Show
Black Dog In My Path is out 10/12 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.