Photo by Laura Partain
You're going to recognize Eleanor Buckland from being a member of Lula Wiles, the Boston based folk rock trio. She's getting ready to release a solo album, and recently released a new single, "October." There's a lot to "October" that is going to appeal to fans of Lula Wiles. There's a lot of the folk rock thing going on here, but Wiles is also dabbling (ok, more than dabbling) more in both pop and indie rock. This is the kind of song that fans of artists like Kacey Musgraves and newer Taylor Swift are going to enjoy as much as traditional folk and Lucy Dacus fans. Even us crusty old music snobs are going to begrudgingly admit to liking, even though our enjoyment is a pure pleasure.
Eleanor Buckland says of the person she was when she wrote "October":
“I still have so much compassion for that young woman. Trying to figure out how to love and how to navigate heartbreak in those formative years. If I could talk to her today, I would tell her to escape up to Maine to re-center and to heal her heart.”
You can listen to "October" below. You Don't Have to Know is due out October 29 on Soundly Music. For more on Eleanor Buckland, check out the artist's website. Dates for a short Northeast tour are below the song.