We are pleased to announce the release of “Greyheart,” the second single and title track from Folkstar’s upcoming fourth album.
Here’s what the band has to say about the song:
This song began in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan when I stopped to rest under a big old maple tree. Next to me below the thick leaf cover was a small black solitary mushroom in the shape of a heart. It was a “blackheart.” Kim commented about how it reminded her of me, perhaps because of my fondness for rock n roll, to which I simply replied that I was actually a “greyheart.” As we continued our travels I noticed other wild marvels including the wondrous sight of a great bison running through the grass and playing, alone, far away from others, in Wyoming. I thought a lot about this while hiking and exalting in being by myself, miles away from other people. Finally, it all came together on paper after returning home, after someone criticized me for my habit of frequently wearing the color black. This song is about being a true individual, balanced, authentic, and free. It’s about being an outlier, not the status quo. It is a self-portrait painted in song form. ~Sue Cag, Folkstar
Folkstar: This song came about after Sue shared a profound conversation with our friend Nyla and began to reflect on her own experiences. Sue found the words to be difficult yet cathartic to write. When Kim read the lyrics, she immediately came up with a melodic structure and from there we filled in instrumentation like layers of paint. We are so proud of what this song has become. It’s got a bluesy rock beat with extra guitar at the end. Plug in your speakers and pump up the groove!
“Orphan” will be available on all platforms in a few days!