For Folk's Sake Premieres Rebekah Rolland's Debut Single
Americana artist Rebekah Rolland is gearing up to release her debut album. The first single, "Standing Still" is a vivid sunset gently swaying against the background of an evening prairie. For Folk's Sake had the exclusive premiere, and debuted the new single.
"Standing Still" is a testament to this if there ever were one. The single is a gorgeously written dose of Americana that delicately builds into an impassioned finale. Rolland’s crystalline vocals are matched in their beauty by a swirl of instrumentation that never overwhelms, but instead, serves to accentuate a thoughtfully developed arrangement.
The single was inspired by the character Ántonia from feminist literary figure Willa Cather’s novel, My Ántonia. With an honest, homespun warmth, the song talks about the way in which certain people, places and experiences are pressed deep into memory - which can shape the entire course of a life.
If the Americana world still has room for another breakout star in 2018, Rolland may just be it, bringing a heartfelt thoughtfulness to her music that evokes shades of such artists as Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan.
To listen to "Standing Still" and to read the full review, head over to For Folk's Sake.