Jessica Boudreaux (Summer Cannibals) Shares “Actor,” Announces EP

Portland’s Jessica Boudreaux — known as the creative force behind indie-punk band Summer Cannibals (Tiny Engines, Kill Rock Stars) — has announced her brand new I Think My Heart Loves to Break EP due out June 24. The elegant, percussive compositions and silky noir-pop sheen are a fitting soundtrack to the tumultuous period she spent making the album. 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, the very act of finishing the nascent record ultimately became one of healing. 

Joy and liberation amidst the pain is a clear touchstone of the songs on I Think My Heart Loves To Break. Over the pulsating bassline and entrancing beat that forms the bedrock instrumentation of lead single “Actor” which arrives today alongside a self-directed, shot & edited official video, Boudreaux follows the familiar script of hiding the truth about one’s feelings to protect others and ourselves. At once a lush onslaught, the subdued subtlety of the song presents the emotional narrative while the song rises and falls around her as if to match the rhythms of the experience she depicts.