Gas Mask Magazine

Market Junction: “Out of Love”

By: Emma Kopelowicz
July 21, 2020

Americana is a genre often dismissively generalized as a sibling of Country, if not Country in shabbier clothes. 

Market Junction, like any legit practitioner of Americana proper, shatters these perceptions with the power of their lyricism and soulful vocals. The defining characteristic of Americana is storytelling, and in ‘Out of Love’ this is exceedingly clear. Almost like a personal conversation between to close friends, or between the lovers themselves, it is blunt and unashamed. It doesn’t pull punches, try to polish or prop up the moment, take away the bite of what is being said, what has to be said. The instrumentals work to bridge the emotions of the spoken words with the overall vibe of the track, the sentiment. 

This is almost a goodbye letter. Sung in a wonderfully bright, if somber, tone, the words aren’t hurtful, aren’t malicious. The world moves on, and sadly we’ve come apart, and I don’t want to hurt you, nor am I hurt, but here we are. Beautiful. 

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