As every Friday passes, there are numerous songs that come out from independent country artists whose songs are well-written, beautiful, or simply fun. We’ve compiled a list of songs that were released last week by independent acts that deserve much love and attention. Who knows, you might find your next favorite song.
1. Moonriser by Sarah Buxton
Sarah Buxton has completed her Moonriser EP with the release of tracks “On the Roof” and “Runaway Love.” The first of the two showcases Buxton’s gritty side of her vocal range. The pulsing instrumentation complements the dream-like lyrics that were written by Buxton alongside Madi Diaz and Kate York. “I’m on the roof watching the sky change / Up in the air not feeling no pain / Under a blanket of stars again / Singing out to the moon wishing you were here with me / On the roof.” The closer of the project, “Runaway Love” feels like a calm rainy day with a soft, delicate vocal performance from Buxton. The songwriting is vivid and imaginative as she sings, “Where the horses run and the water flows / And the sun sits down in a field of gold / I will leave the world I know / I will follow down the road / And I won’t stop ‘til I hold it close.”
2. "Back To Me" by Laine Lonero
In a video posted to social media, singer-songwriter Laine Lonero introduced her new track “Back to Me” stating, “I got broken up with a few months ago, and I just haven’t been able to get back to myself. So I wrote a song about it and this is it.” The track was written by Lonero and Michael Farren who has previously worked with artists like Reba McEntire and Lauren Daigle. In the chorus Lonero sings, “Just one bad heartache / Leaves me checking my phone for two weeks / Three months of sorting it out / And four to get back on my feet / Five till I can finally breathe / Six months till I can get back to me.” What stands out is the lyrics that play on numbers and counting. Lonero’s voice is also stunning next to the piano-based instrumental. As the song progresses, choir-like backing vocals make an appearance to heighten the fragile emotion.
3. "Back Together Again" by Alexandria Corn
With over 2.5 million views accumulated on TikTok while teasing this song, Alexandria Corn has released the in-demand track, “Back Together Again” that she wrote about her dog. In the video that went viral she started off saying, “We need more songs about dogs, so I wrote this one.” With soft and wispy vocals she sings, “Wish I could make you stay / ‘Cause I know someday when you leave / I’ll be a disaster / And you’d probably disagree if I told you, you saved me.” The lyrics are endearing, sweet, and relatable for any pet owner. Its relatability is why, upon its initial release on March 4th, it climbed up the country music iTunes chart.
4. The Downside by Maddie Wilson
After holding onto the song for three years, singer-songwriter Maddie Wilson has released her piano ballad "The Downside." Although the track has a heavy instrumental and a seemingly sad title, the lyrics state otherwise. In the chorus she sings, "And oh when you're with me / I'm sky high on adrenaline yeah / Oh when you kiss me / I'm lost somewhere I've never been / Maybe this is heaven."
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