Wildwood Flower"), has today released her brand new single called "Hourglass", her fourth offering following "Moonrise", "Secrets" and a cover of the all-time Americana classic "Ring of Fire", originally recorded by Anita Carter but mostly recognized for Johnny Cash's version which turned the song into a global hit. "Hourglass" features WILDWOOD playing violin and viola lines that dance around a delicate piano. Collaborating with producer Brandon Metcalf, who has worked with the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Mikky Ekko, and Ofelia K, just to name a few, WILDWOOD turned what started as a simple vocal ballad into a lush and cinematic track.
Speaking on the track, WILDWOOD explains:
"I wrote 'Hourglass' after midnight one night in my studio apartment in downtown Nashville. The lyrics, melody, and chords just flooded out in a few hours. What I love most about this song is how we built out a track from the original piano and vocal performances I recorded that night, so it's full of emotion."
"Hourglass" is genre-defying, just like WILDWOOD herself: a mix of Americana and pop, sweet and somber. With lines like, "Some things aren’t meant to last / only be memories in the past," this song is sure to make listeners stop in their tracks and reflect.
Listen to "Hourglass" below.
"Hourglass" is out now via South x Sea and available on iTunes.
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Premiere via The Revue.