Since the release of their second album, Vinyl and a Heartache, Norweigan Americana trio Darling West have brought their music all over the world (including Americanafest), appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US, and won a Norwegian Grammy. Now, the threesome - Mari Sandvær Kreken (vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar, harmonica, dulcimer), Tor Egil Kreken (vocals, banjo) &
Kjetil Steensnæs (vocals, guitar) - are gearing up for the February release of their new ten-track collection, While I Was Asleep, and today share one of the tracks from the record entitled, "Loneliness."
Led by delicate harmonies and a gentle banjo, "Loneliness" also features the telltale sadness of the pedal steel, which aids Mari's airy vocals in conveying the sentiment of heartbreak, experienced for the first time.
"If this is what loneliness feels like
I've never been lonely before
Those letters you so eloquently turned into words
And you left for me one morning on a note by the door"
Tor Egil Kreken had this to say of the song, “It’s one of those songs that took a very short time to write. Sometimes an idea takes days or weeks to develop, but “Loneliness” was written in an hour or two. It just immediately felt right. With classic Darling West ingredients such as banjo, pedal steel and heartache, and a killer drum groove pushing it along, it leaves you smiling through your tears.”
TDC is proud to premiere "Loneliness" which you can stream above.
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