Shannen Moser | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist
Shannen Moser explores her country roots on the rustic new single “Haircut Song”
Berks Co. native Shannen Moser released the second single to her sophomore album. The track, “Haircut Song” follows up the previously released “Arizona (I Wanna Be Your Man),” a continues to draw on her folk and country influences.
“Haircut Song” paints a painstakingly beautiful narrative split into two parts, “before i cut your hair, and when I gave you haircuts,” from the song’s opening lines. Distant, trodding drums anchor the song through its two minutes and change, while twangy guitars accompany Moser in her register. The space between is filled with atmospheric, emotional keys, care of guest Cameron Konner on the track. The vignette painted on this single, along with the previously released “Arizona,” highlights Moser’s penchant for narrative-style songwriting and builds anticipation for the upcoming album even further.
Shannen Moser’s second record, I’ll Sing, drops September 7th on local label Lame-O Records, and later on in September she’ll celebrate her record release at The First Unitarian Church on the 22nd. Labelmates Thin Lips also perform on the night, celebrating the release of their Chosen Family LP, out earlier this summer. More immediately, Shannen Moser swings by Everybody Hits tonight, August 22nd, to open for Sidney Gish. Find info and tickets to the gig on XPN’s concert calendar, and stream “Haircut Song” single below.