Some folks have turned to baking for comfort during this pandemic, while others savor long afternoon strolls through nature. For Nashville-based indie songwriter Sara Bug, all the escapism she needs can be found in her trusty motorcycle. Bug’s bike is so beloved, in fact, it’s the focus of her first-ever single “Rosebank”.
The new track was “written about the joy and calm I feel when I’m on my motorcycle,” explained the Mississippi-born musician. “Everything else in the world disappears and I can think clearly when I’m taking time to myself, cruising around.”
“Every night I would drive down this long, curvy road in Nashville called Rosebank for practice,” Bug continued. “During a hard emotional time in my life, the nightly rides ended up being really therapeutic for me.”
According to Bug, “Rosebank” was penned when she was just a so-called “beginner,” though you’d hardly know it given the track’s complexity and catchiness. There’s a little twang, as well as a little crunch to the guitars, but it’s the movement in Bug’s versatile vocals that really makes the song worthy of multiple plays.
One minute her voice hits a staccato-like stride, the next it’s stomping and then stretching out hazily as though relaying a spell. And other times, well, the “world’s finest southern-kitsch artist” even channels the one and only Dolly Parton.
Hear “Rosebank” for yourself below. A statement notes that the single is off a forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out May 14th via Egghunt Records.
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