Erin McCarley – Love, Save the Empty

erin-mccarleyYep, another post of the female singer/songwriter variety. What can I say, I’m a sucker for them.

Erin McCarley‘s debut album, Love, Save the Empty, hits stores January 6 (iTunes December 30) and I couldn’t be more excited. From Nashville, by way of San Diego, McCarley is making a name for herself with her breathtaking and elegant songwriting. Her songs float wistfully, aspiring to be of a sophisticated complexity. One of my favorite things about McCarley’s music is that it touches upon different sounds and isn’t afraid to explore the depth of her emotions. She can be bouncy in one song to downright solemn in the next, and I love that. I’d probably love her too, if I knew her. Her honesty is telling:

“It’s hard for me to write about being happy. I don’t prefer being sad, but it’s a real spot for me. If you met me, I’m not this dark, sulking person, though I’m not bubbly by any means, either. I guess it comes down to the fact that I’m not afraid of being sad.”

Both songs highly recommended:

Erin McCarley – “Pony”

Erin McCarley – “Pitter-Pat”

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  • I’m not sure this is the equivalent to bothering you at work but it doesn’t seem like your blog has posts on it anyway. So is this artist’s genre country or what ?

  • Lee

    Not really sure of your first sentence, but no I wouldn’t label McCarley’s music as country. Nashville also breeds other sorts of music as well. We try to stay away from genre categorization because “indie” can span a wide variety of sound.

  • Milstein

    What about anti-folk?