Friday, April 29, 2016

Sara Watkins - "Move Me"

Photo credit: Maarten deBoer
I've always liked Sara Watkins. I mean, who doesn't, right? But I've never quite gotten her music before. It's always been something I've listened to, and recognized it was good, but I never connected to it. It's pretty surprising, since she falls squarely into the bluegrass/folk realm that I love.

What surprises me the most is how much I love her new song, "Move Me." It's a move away from straightforward Americana and much more into the territory of mainstream pop rock. Watkins' voice is still bluegrass. I don't think she could ever lose that quality if she tried. But musically "Move Me," while being pop, has this slight hard rock edge to it. It sounds like something I'd hate, but instead I truly love this song.

Sara Watkins' new album, Young in All the Wrong Ways, is due out July 1 on New West Records. You can watch the video for "Move Me" below. For more information on Sara Watkins, check out her website.

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