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LISTEN: Kelley McRae, ‘Hard Night’

Mar 24, 2016

LISTEN: Kelley McRae, 'Hard Night'

Artist: Kelley McRae
Hometown: Austin, TX
Song: “Hard Night”
Album: The Wayside
Release Date: April 7

In Their Words: "The opening lines of 'Hard Night' are adapted from Christian Wiman's poem '2047 Grace Street.' I was reading that poem while we were staying by the Frio River in Texas, and that initial melody was written there, but the song remained unfinished for a while. Fortunately, I started re-reading one of my all-time favorite books, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. I thought there was such a lovely connection between Wiman's words and the life of John Ames (the main character in Gilead) and so the rest of the song came easily, inspired by Robinson's stunning novel." — Kelley McRae

Photo credit: Brandon Dickerson

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LISTEN: Kelley McRae, 'Hard Night'
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