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Clementine Was Right Share Poetic Single “There Are No More Almond Trees”

[The above photo collage, made by Jordan Altergott with Gion Davis (L) and Mike Young (R), is rumored to include every person, van, and ocean in the Clementine Was Right collective ]

Clementine Was Right is a collective of poetic visionaries collaborating across many different states. At the heart is Gion Davis and Mike Young, two seasoned poets who came together to share their gift of words. They do this through a medium of an alternative, shoe gaze-filled, western emo. Today, the duo share a brand new song, “There Are No More Almond Trees“.

“There Are No More Almond Trees” is a beautiful tune Young penned about watching his home state of California be ravaged by fires, floods, and mudslides. “I started wondering, what would I miss if it all went away?” The song’s concept eventually grew into a story of “where are they now”. A narrative crafted to ponder people he remembered from his childhood and the thought that each of them are somewhere, in the dark, whispering to the people they love: “I love you, but I feel like shit.”

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Romanticizing both the complexities and simplicities of the human experience, Clementine Was Right delivers authenticity. Through every lyric, visual, and project they birth into the world, you can feel it. They document every high and low, every triumph and every failure. It is pure, honest, and magnetic. The music industry is arguably oversaturated with many artists throwing trendy ideas at the wall to see what sticks. However, sometimes you come across a band that effortlessly provides a true sense of connection. Clementine Was Right isn’t afraid to be vulnerable.

Sonically, the music cleverly fits between several genres, like finding a sweater at the thrift store that fits just right. It makes nods in vocal delivery to timeless acts like Blur or Cake while following the instrumentation of beloved midwest emo.

After releasing three books of poems and stories in the early 2010s, Mike Young started Clementine Was Right in 2018. Across their discography, they explore themes of loss, being stuck, not having a place to go home to. Whether that be burnt down olive orchards, mysterious friendships, growing up, attics full of Barbie limousines, and more. Watch their heart-felt visual for “There Are No More Almond Trees” below. You’ll fall in love with the safe place that is this band.

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