Hear This: Paige Calico - Country Mind
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Ahead of her headline performance at The Bootleg in Los Angeles on June 6th, folk songwriter Paige Calico shares her new single.
Paige Calico began her musical career as part of the folk-duo The Dwells. After releasing two records the band parted ways, and the young American continued to work solo. She released her debut solo EP in 2016 after relocating to California. ‘Country Mind’ is the recent follow-up to that EP and marks the beginning of a new journey for the talented songwriter.
The track is written in similar vein to her previous music; delicately written folk-Americana, drawing on ethereal melodies to create beautiful, hazy hooks. Lyrically, she explores the themes of combining life in cities and the countryside, having experienced both whilst growing up. “I often struggle with feeling like I’m meant to be in another place than I am, especially when it comes to country vs city life…life is really just about learning to be happy with wherever you find yourself with whatever you have.”
The soul-searching lyrics take a deep plunge inwardly into Calico’s mind, revealing a wistful yet positive side to the artist. Alongside the intricate acoustic hooks which cruise along like a 50s Cadillac down a long and winding beach-side road, the result is an endearingly complete track designed for laying back and looking up at the clouds to.
Take a listen to ‘Country Mind’ below.