Today’s Song: June Road “Seize the Day” on Captivating, Spirited Indie Folk Debut

June Road © Charlene van Hall
June Road © Charlene van Hall
Radiating hope, heart, and an aching wanderlust, June Road’s debut single “Seize the Day” is a passionate outpouring of warm folk and spirited conviction.
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the wind it might be holding me back, but it won’t reach my soul

Radiating hope, heart, and an aching wanderlust, June Road’s debut single is a passionate outpouring of warm folk and spirited conviction. Charged and charming, “Seize the Day” is a song for those still discovering themselves one day – and one place – at a time; a song for the restless, the adventurers, and the explorers seeking a deeper understanding not only of themselves, but also of the surrounding world.

Seize the Day - June Road
Seize the Day – June Road
I feel the rain here on my back
My feet are gonna carry me home one of these days
I have a plan of attack
the wind it might be holding me back
but it won’t reach my soul

Independently released February 24, 2022, “Seize the Day” is a hauntingly beautiful introduction to a promising new duo on the indie folk scene. An artistic and romantic partnership consisting of British folk artist Harry Pane and Belgian violinist Maia Frankowski, June Road make intimate music reflective of their journey together. Their debut can’t help but draw similarities to artists like The Civil Wars and The Milk Carton Kids, with an instrumental backdrop of violin and acoustic guitar paving the path for the artists’ stirring vocal performances.

Their first release speaks to us on a deeply individual level, exploring our understanding of ourselves and a hope for (or rather, a belief in) both where we’re going, as well as who we’re becoming. Pane and Frankowski harmonize together in the chorus:

Soon… soon I’m gonna find my way
Soon, soon I’m gonna seize the day



June Road © Charlene van Hall
June Road © Charlene van Hall



“‘Seize the Day’ was inspired by our love and passion for traveling, and it was written while on a road trip through France,” Harry Pane tells Atwood Magazine. “The song itself is a metaphor for finding that hidden strength and facing those challenges that can be thrown at us all through certain chapters of our lives.”

We’re in strange times unclear
In the middle of all of these fears
I see a glimmer of light
I grab the rope I hold on tight
I keep on climbing the hills
I won’t give up the fight
Soon… soon I’m gonna find my way
Soon, soon I’m gonna seize the day

The pair’s compelling imagery conveys the never-ending nature of our personal journeys; there’s always another hill to climb, always a light somewhere far off in the distance. In other words, there’s always more to be done. As much as we seize the day today, we can seize it even harder tomorrow. This is what constantly drives us forward; this is what inspires us to keep moving and keep going; to follow our pursuits to the ends of the earth. Exhilarating and inspired, June Road’s debut is one we’ll be listening to for years to come.

Stream “Seize the Day” below.

In the midnight hour I don’t fear a thing
But I can feel a longing and it’s growing within
Soon… soon I’m gonna seize the day

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