The Michigan native singer with the unmistakable twangy voice, Stef Chura, released a new single and an accompanying video called “They’ll Never.” The song comes off her forthcoming album Midnight to come out June 7 via Saddle Creek and continues the same wavelength of her song “Method Man” with fervent guitar and striking vocals. The video portrays Stef and her band jamming on their instruments in different locations around Detroit.
About the song Stef says:
“I wrote this song while living in a building in Ypsilanti, MI that was not up to code. No one cared about it. The kitchen was moldy, the carpets were dirty and the house was generally unfinished. This place existed in an odd realm. “Sideways from grace the angles lost” This means that at a certain angle and in the right light you can see what is amiss. No one really cared for it, and yet people would go on living in it and subsequently it would be a home. No one cared enough to take care of it and no one cared enough to notice it and destroy it or hold the people who lived there accountable for keeping it up to code.
It’s also about looking into the future, that when life hands you less and circumstances aren’t what you thought they were. “They sold you love, this chalk’s just dust.” Wanting something you can’t have. Having expectations that don’t go the way you think they should. How what you bought isn’t in the box and you have to start over. There is only a memory of what is left represented by a shell of what was there. A conversation on how you can never really own anything. And life goes on even if your house is moldy and you don’t speak the same language as the drunk old man you live with who steals your potted plants and plants them in the yard for you. He says “You’re welcome.”
Stef is embarking on a North American tour kicking off at Empty Bottle in Chicago. See the video for “They’ll Never” below.