Our Song of the Day comes from Kelly Oliver with Lay Our Heavy Heads, a track taken from her new album Bedlam which is released March 6th via Folkstock Records.
Kelly told us this about the song:
I’m very influenced by Bob Dylan’s story telling and song structure. It was his music that gave me the idea to write Lay Our Heavy Heads. The song explores a fairly commercial subject matter, but I used alternate guitar tuning and wanted to tell the story in as many verses as it took, like a typical folk song! I was inspired by a personal family event over the summer, which is what the whole narrative is based on. Stu Hanna’s production has helped the final product sound exactly as I envisioned it, with a beat to drive the song forward and creating light and shade at precise moments in the story to take the listener as much as possible on a musical and emotional journey.
You can read our review of Bedlam here which is one of our Featured Albums of the Month: Album Review: Kelly Oliver – Bedlam
Bedlam is released March 6th via Folkstock Records
Pre-Order it here: folkstockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bedlam