Something for the weekend: Parker Millsap with Gillian Welch “Wilderness Within You”

Parker Millsap
Photo Credit: Melissa Madison-Fuller

That’s it for another week dear readers and we send you off to the weekend with this just released song from Parker Millsap which finds him on the company of none other than Gillian Welch. ‘Wilderness Within You’ is taken from Millsap’s forthcoming album of the same name, due for release on May 12th. “It was such a dream come true to work with Gillian on this song,” Millsap says. “Like a lot of the record, we recorded it live with no headphones and we nailed it in just a few takes. The whole time we talked about wildflowers and trees, it was wonderful.”

The song illustrates Millsap’s understanding of nature as something that humans are not separate from – that life is stunningly beautiful most of the time, but does contain streaks of darkness that are just as natural. “There’s a field that’s full of violets, there’s a bruise that’s purple-brown, there’s a little bit of violence, and a lot of fertile ground.”

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