Exclusive Premiere: Heather Maloney, ‘Otherwise’
With an exceptional mix of indie rock and Americana, Heather Maloney has crafted an unforgettable album with Making Me Break. Slated to hit the streets in late April, the new disc is a fascinating listening experience front to back, combining intricate melodies with dynamic musical arrangements and thoughtful lyrics -- culminating in one of the most exciting records we've heard in a long time.
“The sounds I love in indie rock are so lush, and textured, and intricate, like someone spent a lot of time on this, so they must really care,” she explains. “I am drawn to lyrics that are meaningful, intelligent, tell a story, paint pictures ... that care. So I just wanted to make an album that cared musically and lyrically.”
She knocked those sentiments out of the park with Making Me Break, and today (Feb. 25), Diffuser is thrilled to debut the music video for the LP’s single, “Otherwise.” You can check it out above.
Working with Bill Reynolds -- whose resume includes producing tunes for Band of Horses and the Avett Brothers -- Making Me Break highlights every single aspect of Maloney's vast talents, with "Otherwise" being a perfect example of the magic she creates in the span of just a few minutes.
From the catchy rhythms throughout the song to the elegant words she sings -- "The lyrics were always more poetry to me, so it was really stunning to watch it grow as a rock song" -- "Otherwise" is a song that, after just one spin, will find its way into your soul.
Making Me Break is set to hit record stores on April 28, with pre-orders beginning mid-March. You can get more details on the album -- as well as her full tour itinerary -- at Maloney's official website here.
Heather Maloney 2015 Solo Tour
March 22: Norman, Okla. -- The Depot, Whistle Stop Series
March 25: Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- C.S.P.S. Hall
March 26: Minneapolis, Minn. -- Aster Café
March 27: Stoughton, Wis. -- Stoughton Opera House
March 28: Milwaukee, Wis. -- Anodyne Coffeehouse
March 29: Evanston, Ill. -- The Space
March 31: Rockford, Ill. -- Severson Dells Nature Center
Heather Maloney 2015 Tour With Full Band
April 23: Collinsville, Ct. -- Bridge Street Live
April 24: Northampton, Mass. -- Academy of Music Theatre
April 25: Albany, N.Y. -- The Linda
April 30: Easton, Md. -- Stolz Listening Room
May 1: Vienna, Va. -- Jammin Java
May 2: Philadelphia, Pa. -- Tin Angel
May 3: New York, N.Y. -- Joe’s Pub
May 8: Hudson, N.Y. -- Club Helsinki
May 9: Fall River, Mass. -- Narrows Center for the Arts
May 15: Newmarket, N.H. -- The Stone Church
May 16: Portland, Maine -- One Longfellow Square
May 21: Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Club Café
May 22: Thomas, W.V. -- The Purple Fiddle
May 23: New Hope, Pa. -- The New Hope Winery
May 27: Boston, Mass. -- The Sinclair
June 6: Bellows Falls, Vt. -- Roots on the River Festival