[Cover photo credit to Dana Halferty]
Portland’s Jessica Boudreaux, known as the creative force behind Indie-Punk band Summer Cannibals (Tiny Engines, Kill Rock Stars) has announced the EP I Think My Heart Loves to Break due out June 24th, 2022. Having canceled a year’s worth of touring with Summer Cannibals due to the pandemic, Boudreaux was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2020. As she navigated the following year and a half of treatment and recovery, finishing the record became important to the healing process.
The EP’s lead single “Actor” has been released too, alongside a self-directed, shot, and edited official video. Boudreaux covers themes of hiding the truth about one’s feelings to protect others and ourselves.
The I Think My Heart Loves To Break EP also showcases Boudreaux developing the roles of producer, engineer and songwriter. Working in her own studio, Pet Club in Portland, Boudreaux produced, mixed and handled all of the musical duties with friends Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Waxahatchee) providing drums on”Disaster” and Erik Carlson providing synth leads on “Loves to Break”.
She also illustrated the latest issue of Sadie Dupuis Wax Nine Journal zine.