Thursday, September 8, 2022

Melissa Carper - "Ain't a Day Goes By"

Photo by Aisha Golliher

I personally loved Melissa Carper's 2021 album Daddy's Country Gold to the point that it was my #9 album of last year. Now she's back with a new song and upcoming album. "Ain't a Day Goes By" is that pure classic country sound that we all love from Carper. This just sounds like something that could have been recorded in the 1970's, but somehow it still sounds modern. It's a vintage sound, but it sounds like a lost country classic from fifty years ago that was recently discovered and re-recorded. "Ain't a Day Goes By" even has elements of soul and gospel just to hammer home that vintage country sound.

"Ain't a Day Goes By" was originally written in 2014 following the death of Melissa Carper's dog Betty. Carper explains:

This song is very emotional for me. It was difficult to go through my Dad's death, then my Mom's death only a year later, and really, in a sense, losing my younger brother to severe mental health issues that have changed his personality completely. Betty's death crushed me because she had been through it all with me. The grief just started pouring out at that point. I wrote ‘Ain't A Day Goes By’ within a year of her death, but could not sing it without crying until recently, so I haven’t performed it much in my shows. Now, it gets its rightful debut on Ramblin' Soul because it is a true soul song.”

You can watch the video for "Ain't a Day Goes By" below. Ramblin' Soul is due out November 18 on Mae Music/Thirty Tigers. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Melissa Carper, check out the artist's website.

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