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PREMIERE: Dive Into Juice Webster’s Gorgeous, Ethereal Folk On ‘Lover, I Swear’

Written by Alex Gallagher on July 26, 2019

You might recognise Juice Webster as one half of electronic duo Hemm, but her solo project is an entirely different sonic world.

On her debut solo single ‘Lover, I Swear’, Webster emerges with emotionally-driven alt-folk that collages moving, softly strummed acoustic guitar work with affecting lyricism and ethereal vocals, drawing influence from the likes of Cat Power, Jeff Buckley and Emmy-Lou Harris.

“This song was written some years ago in an attempt to take ownership of my emotions after a break-up, unsurprisingly,” says Webster about the track.

“I remember feeling like I didn’t have control over the situation, and all I wanted was to feel in charge of myself again. I’m sure many people can relate to that feeling. This song was my final dance with the whole experience; my way of ultimately deciding to
make the choice to move through everything and regain control. It’s very dramatic… it makes me laugh now.”

‘Lover, I Swear’ is taken from Webster’s upcoming You Who Was Myself EP. Written over the past few years, detailing experiences of “heartbreak, anxiety, loneliness and bottomless love”, it all sounds very moving and relatable to anyone with a big ol’ heart.

You can listen to ‘Lover, I Swear’ below, or stream it here.

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