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NPR says of this week’s top tune; “once it gathers steam, the song turns into a strong-willed, AM soul-pop tune that portrays heartache not as a season to be passively endured so much as one to be slowly, strenuously overcome”.
Ya! The tune they’re talking about is a new one by Tift Merritt and to our ears, an instant classic. One of many poignant, hopeful, honest ditties on her new album dropping this Friday January 27th entitled Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records).
Tift once again has plucked the best supporting cast for the album which includes Marc Ribot and lap-steel specialist Eric Heywood on guitars, drummer extraordinaire Jay Bellerose and the wonderful Jennifer Condos on bass. Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam serves as co-producer and backup singer on what marks Merritt’s sixth studio release.
Elle describes the song as “material that’s straight out of the Dolly Parton or Tammy Wynette songbook, but Merritt makes it her own.” Could not agree more!
The official Stitch of the World Tour begins Saturday in Amsterdam followed by a heavy dose of UK dates and a full North American Tour through May 16th. Not to be missed! Click HERE for info and tickets.
Contact & Licensing info:
“Heartache Is an Uphill Climb” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / email@example.com. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / firstname.lastname@example.org. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.