Stina Marie Claire releases a new single ‘The Human Condition’, via the Iceblink Luck label.
The track is the work of Stina Tweeddale, of Honeyblood – the new project described as a “snapshot” of life during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The track, and a four track EP, were developed in collaboration with Tweeddale’s fans via Patreon, when she was unable to tour and record with her supporting live band.
The result is perhaps less rocking and more reflective than Honeyblood’s most recent output such as single ‘She’s A Nightmare‘ and its parent album from 2019, ‘In Plain Sight’.
‘The Human Condition’ will be followed by another single ahead of the release of a four track EP entitled ‘A Souvenir of a Terrible Year’, on October 1st.
Of the new material, she says: “2020 was a strange year. Trying to navigate the challenges of Covid-19, I set up a wonderful online community, inviting those who love my music to come on a unique journey with me.
“These fans were able to be a part of my creative process every step of the way; an eye-opening experience not just for them but for me. We made this release together, collaborating directly from artist to fan.
“If anything, this experience has been a shining beacon of creativity in a time where keeping the embers of inspiration has been so difficult.”
Tweeddale goes on to talk about her new label and management company, named after the 1990 Cocteau Twins single: “Just before the pandemic hit, I decided it was time to start my own record label – Iceblink Luck – with my dear friend Robert Kilpatrick.
“Together, we developed the label to further shine a light on Scotland as a creative musical hub and build within our wonderful music industry at home. We have been working with a creative in-house team and have been enjoying watching our community flourish despite it being an incredibly challenging time for music.
“I hope to look back on this release as a souvenir of something special we made together.”