Monday, February 27, 2023

Libby Rodenbough - "Easier to Run"

Libby Rodenbough is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Durham, NC. She's a member of Mipso and also a solo musician. Her most recent solo single, "Easier to Run," definitely fits into the folk/Americana category despite not quite fitting into that genre. "Easier to Run" has all of the qualifications of being a folk song. It's a relaxed song using acoustic folk instruments, and it's not as if Rodenbough is making an experimental song with this one. It's pretty straightforward, but it just doesn't exactly fit into any of the existing folk categories. "Easier to Run" just does its own thing, in a lovely and appealing kind of way.

Libby Rodenbough says of her upcoming album:

“I wrote most of these songs in the period where my mom was very sick and immediately after she passed away, but I wouldn’t say they’re grief songs. Mostly they’re about trying to keep the faith—believing life can be new and even better."

You can listen to "Easier to Run" below. Between the Blades is due out May 12 on Sleepy Cat Records. The album can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Libby Rodenbough, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.

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