Wonder Why is the second track to be revealed from next month's Pussycat album.
It premiered today at Consequence of Sound, where there's also an interview by Ben Kaye including Juliana's comments on this new song:
(CoS) Can you talk a bit about “Wonder Why”? Specifically, what was the songwriting process for this one like in particular, and what was the message you wanted to get across?
(JH) “Wonder Why” is different than the rest of the songs on the album in terms of its subject matter. It is very nostalgic. It is memories from the 1970’s when I was a child. Colors and furniture and TV shows and movies and events specific to my experience of that era soothe me, somehow. It’s escapism and lately escapism is more important to me than ever. In my mind I go back there to my childhood and it comforts me. And even the melody is reminiscent of the great AM radio pop hits of the 1970’s. It’s a little bit ELO or something. Not intentionally but just because that era and its music and feeling is really ingrained in my psyche. Some of the details in the song are factually incorrect because I needed certain words to fit and to rhyme. My childhood kitchen, for example, was light blue and not avocado green.