Margaret Jean Bernstein announced her upcoming album, Rainwater Runs Deep, March 3rd. The album is set to release April 24th and features 12 tracks. The album is the second of a trilogy, beginning with Bernstein’s 2012 album, Distant Thunder. Bernstein released "Footsteps" as her lead single in early April, along with a digital and physical pre-order for the album.
"Footsteps" is available for individual download on iTunes and Bandcamp, but you’ll have to wait for the album’s release to hear it on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. The lead single highlights the common question many people ask themselves- what makes you so better than me? That power imbalance creates a theme that will be seen throughout the rest of the album.
While Distant Thunder serves as a premonition for things to come, a warning of what will happen if we don’t listen, Rainwater Runs Deep is landing us in the middle of the storm. This power imbalance is exhibited by status and career, abuse and abandonment, and the severance of love and relationships. While “"Footsteps"” shows this imbalance through the juxtaposition between a higher up in a company and a regular employee, tracks like “Daughter” and “Shadows Fall” talk about the loss of youth due to abuse and negligence. “Mesopotamia” is one of the tracks highlighting the severance of love in a relationship and the feeling of loss that comes with it. The sophomore album of the trilogy is not something to miss, so make sure you mark your calendars for the April 24th release and pre-order the album on iTunes or Bandcamp.