Queen of Jeans – If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid (album review)

by Woody on August 28, 2019

Back in 2018, Queen of Jeans won me over with their album of “crockpot pop.” Fronted by the wonderful vocal stylings of Miri Devora, their indie pop adds a little grit and grime, only to be balanced out by some lovely harmonies.

As Queen of Jeans set out to record this album, Devora lost her mother (her photo is on the album cover) and was beginning to see some of the gains that the LGBT community had erode under our current administration. Devora, “I found myself in fear not only of losing my mom to her illness, but of losing my space within society as a queer woman, and watching space get taken away from so many others.”

My favorite track on the album, Tell Me, is about learning to accept the faults of others and being able to have other people accept your faults. It breaks things down midway through before circling back for a nice finish. Not a Minute Too Soon is another beauty; the chorus gently picks you on a wave before gently laying you back down. Only Obvious to You is another winner with a great video (below).

Like Dig Yourself, this effort also makes for a wonderful driving album on a sunny day. It is almost uncanny how often I reach for their music when I am driving.

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