As a young woman, you quickly learn growing up that turning the big “three-oh” is basically the equivalent to getting the plague. Somehow, some way, you must escape this fate at all costs. Well, unless you’re a young Jennifer Garner character in a spectacular rom-com, that is. A magazine headlining “flirty, thirty, and thriving?” I scoff at such lies.
Canadian singer-songwriter, Tamara Lindeman, does too. She knows the binary routes society has set out for women approaching their third decade of life: “children and suburbia or some sort of cartoonish loneliness.” Working as her project The Weather Station, Lindeman delves into this sexist matter on new single “Thirty,” which will be included on her upcoming self-titled album out on October 6th via Paradise of Bachelors.
Lindeman says she wrote “Thirty” after her parents had gotten divorced, her friends we’re all having kids, and she meanwhile was forging a third, unoffered route by touring Europe in a station wagon having the time of her life. She states, “I wrote the song about that precise moment—joy balanced on the cusp of despair.”
Listen to the ardent and honest track below. Then don’t miss The Weather Station when they play Boot and Saddle on November 29th; tickets go on sale this Friday here. Check out the eleven song tracklist for the new album below.
03 “You And I (On The Other Side Of The World”
04 “Kept It All To Myself”
08 “Black Flies”
09 “I Don’t Know What To Say”
10 “In An Hour”
11 “The Most Dangerous Thing About You”
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