Track Premiere: Michaela Anne “Somebody New”

Yep Roc have a reputation for good taste, which puts Michaela Anne who recently signed  with the label in some good company – like Mandolin Orange and Jim Lauderdale.    Her new album, from which this single released today is taken,  is called ‘Desert Dove‘  and will be out on September 27th. ‘Somebody New‘ showcases Michaela’s pure vocal on a song of new love – unfortunately arriving before the old love has run its course.

A child of a military family Michaela Anne spent her childhood bouncing around the States – and abroad – an existence which left her feeling rootless leaving her with “more questions than answers” a state of mind she coped with by learning to write songs.  A recent move from Brooklyn to Nashville led to the recording of her second full length album.

Talking of the new album Michaela Anne has said “this record, for me, highlights the gray area, the nuance of emotional life and relationships that seems to be harder to convey in today’s modes of communication and limited attention spans: short excerpts on Instagram or Twitter paragraphs,” says Michaela Anne. “Nothing is black and white, solely good or bad. Who we are, how we live, how we love, what we desire or reject, it’s all full of contradictions and confusions. I wanted to explore that through my songs with care, depth, reality as well as light-heartedness, fun and fantasy.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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