Cliffs + Caves Release New Single, "Eso Si Que Es" Ahead of May EP Launch

Houston-based mother-daughter folk duo releases new soulfully inspiring single.


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Houston, TX (MAY 5, 2023) - Mother-Daughter duo Cliffs + Caves create inspirational music with a balance of folky, acoustic sounds. In their new single, "Eso Si Que Es," they explore notes of Ben Howard-inspired fingerstyle guitar and delicate layering of powerful harmonies, proving their flexibility as artists and exploratory spirit when it comes to creating new music. This track includes emotionally charged themes such as loss, love, grief, heartache, empathy for loved ones, and more.

The artists describe the aura of this song as soothing and calming. Continuing on about the meaning of this single, Lindsey Justice of Cliffs + Caves remarks,“It’s about letting yourself experience the fullness of whatever life has - whether it’s wonderful or heartbreaking, or both simultaneously.” The song's title is a play on the famous saying “It is what it is,” but with a more hopeful overtone to the sentiment. The lyrics and rhythms of this track convey all of the complex emotions we undergo, and how life itself "is what it is," in a more optimistic light. The song takes inspiration from famous singer-songwriters like Damien Rice, Phoebe Bridgers, and Noah Gundersen.

Both this new release and the upcoming EP were inspired by some time the duo spent in Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons last year soaking up the snow, wildlife, and magic of the mountains. On the way back from the trip, Lindsey received a call relaying that her dear friend was back in the hospital for a difficult cancer treatment. This devastating news was the inspiration for the first few lines of the song, “Life is full of magic things mixed between tragedies. Love is every hug hello and I told you so. I wish I’d known how fast it goes. If we don’t break we must bend at the weight of the world. Just breathe.”

Claire and Lindsey wrote the lyrics to this Eso Si Que Es a few weeks later, reflecting on the ambivalence of life's tragedies and magic moments that form the human experience. This new track acts as a reminder to appreciate moments shared with the people you love, because time itself is one of the most valuable things we have.


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. Cliffs + Caves is thrilled to be releasing a preview single "Eso Si Que Es" on May 5th, ahead of their album launch at the end of May!

May 5, 2023 9:01am ET by PressedFresh Collective  

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