Petal Streams Debut LP Shame via SPIN
& Shares Exclusive Interview on Hello Giggles
Fuse Names Petal a Top Artist at CMJ
Debut LP Out October 23, 2015 on
Run For Cover Records
“It’s music that’s unafraid of big hooks and open-hearted sincerity” –BrooklynVegan
“A surprisingly positive harmony-filled rock album” –The Le Sigh
Written over the course of the past three years, the songs on Shame were written with the underlying theme of dealing with mental illness and its effects on others. Discovering through her writing that everyone has shame and guilt, Lotz began to wonder if the world might be different if everyone were more open and willing to accept help. On “Film Camera Lens”, the record’s opening track, Lotz deals with her acknowledgment and apology for not asking for help when she needed it most. But the record isn’t just a sad experience, on tracks such as “Heaven” and “Photo Booth”, she shines with her ability to express honest declarations of love and compassion for another person.
It comes as no surprise that Lotz is able to express her emotions as she comes from a theater background. After graduating college in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she moved to New York City to pursue a life on stage, making her Off-Broadway debut last spring. “It triggered a lot of things for me personally that I wouldn’t change or regret. But it definitely made me write from a more honest, less scared perspective,” she says of her time in the city. Luckily for Lotz, she’s also been helped by her friends and fellow musicians that make up Petal. Ben Walsh plays guitar and drums and Brianna Collins plays bass and co-wrote the track “The Fire” on Shame. Collins also offers incredible harmonies on the record.
01) Camera Lens
04) Chandelier Thief
07) The Fire
10) Camera Lens II
12) Silly Heart
# = w/ The Sword, Royal Thunder, Free Throw