Sara Bug Shares Promising Debut Single “Rosebank”: Stream

Nashville indie songwriter pens an ode to her motorcycle

Sara Bug, photo courtesy of artist

Some folks have turned to baking for comfort during this pandemic, while others savor long afternoon strolls through nature. For Nashville-based indie songwriter Sara Bug, all the escapism she needs can be found in her trusty motorcycle. Bug’s bike is so beloved, in fact, it’s the focus of her first-ever single “Rosebank”.

The new track was “written about the joy and calm I feel when I’m on my motorcycle,” explained the Mississippi-born musician. “Everything else in the world disappears and I can think clearly when I’m taking time to myself, cruising around.”

“Every night I would drive down this long, curvy road in Nashville called Rosebank for practice,” Bug continued. “During a hard emotional time in my life, the nightly rides ended up being really therapeutic for me.”

According to Bug, “Rosebank” was penned when she was just a so-called “beginner,” though you’d hardly know it given the track’s complexity and catchiness. There’s a little twang, as well as a little crunch to the guitars, but it’s the movement in Bug’s versatile vocals that really makes the song worthy of multiple plays.

One minute her voice hits a staccato-like stride, the next it’s stomping and then stretching out hazily as though relaying a spell. And other times, well, the “world’s finest southern-kitsch artist” even channels the one and only Dolly Parton.

Hear “Rosebank” for yourself below. A statement notes that the single is off a forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out May 14th via Egghunt Records.

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