Ever More Nest, ‘North Mississippi’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Shreveport, La., native Kelcy Mae has released two albums as a solo, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, but these days, she's got a new project to show off: Ever More Nest. Readers can press play above to hear the new song "North Mississippi," and see its accompanying music video, premiering today on The Boot.
Mae wrote "North Mississippi" during a "beautiful" drive to a show in Oxford, Miss. It was early spring, and "everything seemed alive and green," she recalls -- and yet, Mae found herself "struggling with some feelings I couldn't quite put my finger on."
"I think, now, it’s a reflection on accepting brokenness and seeing how beautiful things can grow from painful experiences," Mae tells The Boot of the song. "While sometimes you may wish things could’ve gone differently, you do your best, learn from mistakes, and hopefully grow."
"North Mississippi" comes from Ever More Nest's debut disc, The Place That You Call Home; Neilson Hubbard produced the project. Joining Mae on the album are multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough; Eamon McLoughlin, the Grand Ole Opry's staff fiddler; bassist Dean Marold; pedal steel player and guitarist Kenny Hutson; and Hubbard on drums.
“These songs are an exploration of relationships and, more specifically, my relationship with place — my place in the world, my place in a relationship, or the place I live,” says Mae. “Some feel dark, some light. Some are rural and others feel urban. Hopefully they move people to reflect on where they are in their own lives.”
The Place That You Call Home is due out on Oct. 12.