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LISTEN: Laney Jones, ‘Who Could Love’

Feb 19, 2016

LISTEN: Laney Jones, 'Who Could Love'

Artist: Laney Jones
Hometown: Mount Dora, FL
Song: "Who Could Love"
Album: Laney Jones
Release Date: March 11

In Their Words: "This song is a kind of personal revelation. I come from a traditional music background, playing mostly bluegrass and old-time songs when I was just starting out. As I wrote more and worked on my own sound, I found myself drifting away from those genres. At first, I felt really bad, because I didn't want to betray any of my fans who love that music, but at the same time, I knew I needed to evolve. I couldn't keep imitating those great roots artists and legends I had emulated. It would always just be an imitation.

Although its lyrics seem bleak, this song really affirms that you have to be yourself. I think you can still hear the roots influence, even though this new album sounds more modern and indie rock. I'm proud of my clawhammer banjo work on this song, and I just love bringing it into different contexts." — Laney Jones

Photo credit: Darin Back

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