Possibly the longest title we’ve had the pleasure to include in the Tracks feature this new release from Pauline Andres will give hope to those wondering why there isn’t more songwriting in the same vein as Willy Vlautin’s. ‘Hoping For the Best at the Springwater Supper Club‘ draws its inspiration directly from the Americana scene played out in various Nashville dive-bars and down-at-heel joints.
It’s a scene that Pauline Andres knows well, since she relocated to Nashville. Her’s has been something of a drifting existence – born as a coal miner’s daughter in France in a family of Hungarian, Slovenian and Spanish descent, Andres has since moved from London to Berlin, Paris to New York, and now Nashville. ‘Hoping For the Best at the Springwater Supper Club‘ is the first song released from a series inspired by the bar she has made her spiritual home – a bar that regales its clientele with tales of heavy drinking, chain smoking, and pieces of broken hearts. Americana stories. And it is this scene which has also provided the musical accompaniment with Andy Ellison’s gorgeous pedal steel, David Peña’s smokey trumpet solo and the nonchalant drumming of Dillon Napier. If you’re ready to have your dreams shattered – again – then listen on to today’s Americana UK track choice.