mp3: "Fire" - Anna St. Louis
If you haven't yet been introduced to the magic of Kevin Morby's label Mare, this release is one to put on your radar. Working with Woodsist, Morby recently released the magical Living Water from Shannon Lay and is following that up with First Songs from Anna St. Louis out 11/13. A hushed but persistent guitar line backs St. Louis, her vocals exuding warmth and welcoming. The track moves at a languid pace, urging you to listen in and embrace the peace. There's something about this particular piece that provides you a brief escape from the constant feeling of having to rush, and instead you're able to just enjoy the music of St. Louis and step into this world of mystery.