Song Premiere: Rebecca Frazier — “When We Fall”
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Rebecca Frazier may have founded a bluegrass band called Hit & Run, but her voice is sure to stick with you. Today we’re proud to premiere the title track from Frazier’s forthcoming solo debut, which will be released May 28 on Compass Records. When We Fall is an engaging contemporary bluegrass album, with well-written originals (plus a cover of Neil Young’s “Human Highway”) set to excellent arrangements on which Frazier, a skilled flatpicking guitarist, is joined by musicians including Ron Block, Barry Bales, Scott Vestal, and her husband, John Frazier.
Here’s what Frazier had to say about the song:
“‘When We Fall’ is probably my favorite song on this album. It is one of those rare songs that seemed to write itself. I woke up singing it one morning, as though I’d heard it in a dream. I’d been showing my young son a picture of Adam and Eve in the previous days. I’ve noticed that everyone seems to take something different from ‘When We Fall.’ Some listeners think it’s about falling in love. Others think it’s about falling down and getting back up. It’s okay with me; listeners can find their own meaning in the song. I tend to think about this song as a loss of innocence. The ‘mirror’ can refer to self-image. If we disappoint ourselves or other people, how do we reconstruct our feelings of ourselves as good people?”
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