California folk musician Mariee Sioux is releasing her first album in seven years, Grief In Exile, on June 7, and today she releases a new song, “Baby Wave.” Sioux shared the deeply personal story behind the song, written for a lost friend: “‘Baby Wave’ was written for my dear friend Ashley Taylor, a beautiful, immensely talented soul who accompanied me singing and who tragically took her own life at 23 ten years ago now. This devastating event took place two weeks before we were about to embark on a month-long tour in Europe and though my spirit was grief-stricken I decided to still go and sing. It was such a difficult tour, I flew overseas with an empty seat next to me on the plane and at every show was reminded of her absence. She was such a shining light and I hope this song honors her.”
Grief In Exile is out June 7 on Night Bloom Records and also features the previously released single “Snow Knows White.” It is available for pre-order HERE.