[mp3] Sonya Cotton - "Red River"

It’s been a while since I’ve caught up on the happenings of singer-songwriter Sonya Cotton. Her beautiful harmonies provided an eerie weight to the murder ballads on The National Lights’ terrific The Dead Will Walk, Dear in 2007, and her own Out Of The Ocean was a notable release from later that same year. Cotton’s new album Red River, along with its striking album art, will be self-released on September 1. The songs were inspired after several important relationships in Cotton’s life ended and she began having recurring nightmares involving the road kill that she’d see around her home in the Northeast. Cotton’s voice still evokes Natalie Merchant by way of Celtic folk, as on the title track:

MP3 :: Red River
(from Red River. Info here)

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