Music can be a powerful way to connect with ourselves and each other. And few experiences are as captivating as stumbling upon an artist who weaves intricate stories with melodies, crafting a tapestry of emotions that resonates deep within our souls. Cliffs + Caves, the Texas-based mother-daughter duo (Lindsey and Claire Justice), has recently released their long-awaited 6-track EP, Lost The Trail, which captures the essence of their journey through life’s unpredictable twists and turns.
The EP, released on May 26, features tracks that explore themes of love, heartbreak, struggle, and perseverance. From the ethereal melodies of “Sunrise” to the poignant collaboration with David Ramirez on “Mint Gum”, Cliffs + Caves create a unified emotional masterpiece that fosters empathy and human connection. Each song is a testament to the duo’s commitment to truth-telling and providing solace to those in need of healing.
The title of the EP, Lost The Trail, speaks volumes about the beauty and heartache that intertwine in our existence. It serves as a reminder that we are never alone in life’s complexities and encourages us to embrace the wilderness, even when we can’t see the path ahead. Lindsey and Claire understand that life itself is a journey of unknowns, and their music reflects the courage to navigate uncharted territories with the grace of acceptance.
Moreover, Lost The Trail tells the tale of Lindsey and Claire’s evolution as both a family and artistic duo. Their bond has deepened, now that they are musicians working together, and as Claire enters young adulthood, their relationship will take on new dimensions that they both are ready to embrace. The EP serves as a testament to their shared experiences, the highs, and lows they’ve faced together, and the honesty that permeates their music.
Inspired by modern alternative music icons such as Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Boy Genius, and Noah Gundersen, Cliffs + Caves have carved out their unique sound, which they describe as “Indie-Americana”. Their music blends seamlessly with outdoor adventures, whether you’re floating down a river or hiking up the majestic Grand Tetons. With a perfect balance of chill and uplifting vibes, Cliffs + Caves provide the ideal soundtrack for your sweet summer escapades.
Cliffs + Caves, with their deeply personal and relatable stories, have become synonymous with Contemporary Americana music in their home state of Texas. Their musical ingenuity shines through in their previous releases, such as their 2017 debut EP, ‘Hold On,’ and their sophomore EP, ‘Capsize.’ With each project, the duo’s collaboration flourishes, blending intimate lyrics with captivating melodies.
With anticipated excitement, the duo is set to release a music video for the EP track “The Coop” in the coming months. This visual accompaniment promises to enhance the immersive experience of their music and captivate audiences with their storytelling prowess. Additionally, Cliffs + Caves have exciting partnerships and announcements in the works, hinting at a bright future for the duo.
The duo’s evolution into a more alternative sound is evident in their latest release. While still rooted in Americana, their music draws inspiration from artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lake Street Dive, and Patty Griffin. Claire’s multi-instrumentalist abilities and knack for songwriting contribute to the duo’s musical mastery, as they continue to push boundaries and explore new sonic landscapes.
As Cliffs + Caves embark on this new chapter in their artistic journey, listeners are left eagerly anticipating what’s to come. With their emotive storytelling, sincere lyrics, and unwavering connection, Lindsey and Claire Justice have created an enchanting world within Lost The Trail. Their music invites listeners to embrace the unexpected, to lean into the unknown, and find solace in the beauty that arises from life’s unpredictable moments.