Cliffs + Caves Release Thought-Provoking Single "Mint Gum" Which Grounds Listeners in Reality

The Alt-Americana Track Delivers a Powerful Message to Find Solace in Tangible Relationships in a World of Misinformation and Doubt


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Cliffs + Caves transports listeners to a spacious soundscape in their newest single “Mint Gum,” featuring David Ramirez. With an alt-Americana sound that is uniquely their own yet reminiscent of Lake Street Dive and Phoebe Bridgers, the duo’s new single is an emotional track with a powerful message. Amidst a vast expanse of misinformation and conspiracy theories, listeners can ground themselves in a tangible reality with “Mint Gum.”

At the core of the song is a profound message that expresses deep concern about the oversaturation of misinformation in our time. In “Mint Gum,” Cliffs + Caves explores the impact of conspiracy theories in today's society and offers a heartfelt solution. It can be challenging to distinguish fabrication from fact. As doubt persists, it becomes even more difficult to discern what to build our personal beliefs around. However, the riveting track encourages listeners to find solace in the tangible relationships they have with their loved ones. The song serves as a powerful reminder that the love, care, heartbreak, sympathy, sadness, and joy we have for each other is what bond us together and creates concrete connections.

"Mint Gum" showcases the seamless vocal interplay of Cliffs + Caves and David Ramirez, whose distinct styles blend effortlessly to deliver the song's thought-provoking lyrics. A mesmerizing fusion of retro keyboards, punchy drums, atmospheric leads, and expressive guitars gives the song a cinematic quality that is both captivating and evocative. The production quality of "Mint Gum" is an indication of the band's commitment to creating an engaging listening experience, with every instrument and melody manufactured to enhance the overall sound of the track.


Cliffs + Caves, the mother-daughter duo of Lindsey and Claire Justice, unabashedly share their deeply personal and relatable stories through songs that resonate with listeners of all generations. Best known in their home state of Texas for their unique blend of Contemporary Americana music, the pair showcases the musical ingenuity that is created when artistry runs in the family with intimate lyrics lilting intrinsically over smooth musical progressions. Their previous discography includes their 2017 debut EP, Hold On (recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams, R.E.M., The Eagles) and featuring performances by legendary Willie Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael) and sophomore EP Capsize (produced by Chris Jacobie (Penny and Sparrow, Jarrod Dickenson, Duncan Fellows). The original songs are a team effort with the duo individually contributing to the mastery of their lyrics and melodies. Moreover, twenty-year-old Claire being a multi-instrumentalist, not only composes the music for the tracks but also bestows a knack for songwriting. Their newer music further explores the duo's ability to portray life through lyrics as they evolve into a more alternative Maggie-Rogers-esque sound while still maintaining their Americana roots and drawing inspiration from benchmark artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lake Street Dive, and Patty Griffin. With a love for writing songs and performing them live, Cliffs + Caves is thrilled to be releasing new music which they will be playing at a variety of upcoming shows in 2023!

March 31, 2023 1:40pm ET by PressedFresh Collective  

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