New York City-based singer-songwriter Kate Grom is premiering her new song “Whistle Cry” exclusively for readers of The Boot.

The story behind “Whistle Cry” is rooted in Grom’s solo travels throughout the United Kingdom, when she was exploring the countryside by train.

“When I returned to Nashville, I was nostalgic for the life I had lived, loved and left abroad," Grom tells The Boot. "I found steady comfort in the soothing sounds of the train outside my Nashville apartment; its whistle cry brought memories back to life while encouraging the prospect of new ones.

"I often imagined following that freeing feeling," Grom adds, "just climbing on board to somewhere new."

“Whistle Cry” appears on Heroine, Grom’s forthcoming album, due out on Feb. 24. The record's title, inspired by a Nora Ephron quote, is reflective of the project's themes of empowerment, introspection and independence. Heroine was produced by Stewart Lerman (Willie Nelson, Neko Case, Elvis Costello).

Readers can find more information about Grom, her upcoming tour schedule and her new album on her official website.

Listen to Kate Grom, "Whistle Cry":