PopMatters Premieres Mountain Lions' New Single, "In The Valley"
Former contributor to the indie-rock band, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Steven Diaz is exploring a musical territory of his own with his new project, Mountain Lions. Having a knack for storytelling, the new Mountain Lions single "In The Valley" is just one magical chapter of the whole book. Click here to read the full premiere and watch the music video.
"Diaz's renewed focus on a folk style of storytelling is evident straight away, featuring lyricism rooted in history and nature. An abandoned farmhouse, a dinner table, a willow tree, and more paint the evocative scene of the passage of time and how, at times, it seems to stand still."
Mountain Lions' new album, We Are is out now, and is a new route for Diaz coming from his previous musical projects.
"There are still underlying pop sensibilities to be found, although it's a testament to Diaz's songwriting muscle that he can incorporate them in a way that still paves the way for Mountain Lions'organic, emotion-driven storytelling."