Kids from the 'Burbs - Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Single Kids From The 'Burbs - 9th February 2024
Singer songwriter Maryen Cairns releases a new single Kids From The 'Burbs, a pre-curser to her forthcoming album: One Woman Band, Live at Echotown Studios, Vol 1
At the end of Maryen's 2023 UK tour, she went into Echotown Studios with her mentor, legendary Rolling Stones producer Chirs Kimsey, and over the next 48 hours played 30 songs to a small audience whilst Chris captured the sound with an array of microphones. 9 songs have been cherry-picked for the first album (only available on vinyl until 3 May, when it will be fully released) and Kids From The 'Burbs is the first single from that album.
"Kids from the 'burbs is the true story of hanging out with my two best friends - who were in love - over the winter in Sydney when I was 15, and then the disintegration of their relationship due to the descent into addiction of one of them. It’s also about my own quest in life for more and the helpless futility of looking back at the past wondering what happened to old friends, friends who were in terrible trouble when last seen.
I wrote the song over 10 years later. I was living alone for the first time in my life and writing songs with my first cup of coffee in the morning… so I had the space to totally dive back into the past and remember how I felt at 15, and in this song I am back there with my friends, living in the moment. By telling the story, though, it’s obvious I’m older, I’m looking back at events and seeing them from a new perspective. I want people to remember that perspective changes, and also that we have a survival instinct that it is good to let kick in. As it is, “I left home, joined a band, caught a plane to a distant land, looking for another door”… and still, today, I don’t know what happened to my old friends, I only know what happened in my own life.
Deciding to play this on my 2023 tour felt so right… and well, I’m there, I’m 15 again, and yet I’ve also escaped and life has brought me right to this point - singing about the past I emerged from, and solo, because we are alone in our memories, and so here I am: a one woman band.”
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