Last time I wrote about Higuera was for their single titled Blue-Eyed Bear, which if you haven’t heard you can find right here. The newest singled, cleverly titled Clover, retains the same heartfelt expression that made their first single a rather notable one for me. A big change, at least from this single compared to the previous one, is how dynamically different the band. While their previous single was more anthemic and large, this single scales back and gives a more intimate feel. Another big change for the band has to do with the lineup, that being that Valley is now a solo act which will feature different live musicians at shows. This change isn’t anything drastic, as Valley has written all of Higuera’s material, but it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays off for live shows.
When it came to the inspiration behind the song, Valley had this to say :
It’s a song for people who have found someone that any amount of time with them has made them a better person despite any personal sacrifice it took to be together.
Not to say it doesn’t contain some anthemic qualities, those being most notable in the chorus’. Valley’s voice is definitely my favorite aspect, varying in both intensity and volume at the appropriate times. Instrumentation is solid and tight as always, and production is also killer. You can hear all the different instruments clearly, as well as the harmonies which complement Valley’s lead vocals well. Overall, Valley did a great job arranging this song and an even better job of conveying his overall message of staying positive even when we go through emotional experiences like ended relationships.
You can find the newest single at on Spotify right down below, as well as Apple Music, Pandora, and all other major music outlets. You can also find all their merch at their Big Cartel link below.