Liv Greene is back with the release of her Americana breakup anthem, “New York’s Arms”. A song for anyone braving change, the banjo and electric guitar-laden track shares equal parts heartbreak and the hope of new beginnings. The submission of “New York’s Arms” won Greene the top honor of Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Competition for Emerging Singer-Songwriters. It’s off her debut album, Every Bright Penny, due out May 8. Listen here
Greene’s honeyed vocals express the sorrow in what’s lost while joyful instrumentals express a vivid optimism in moving forward. She wrote the track after visiting her sister in New York. While there she ruminated over all the positives of starting over including the openness of a new start and the possibilities that can come out of it.
Greene recorded her first full-length record, Every Bright Penny, at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by Daniel Cardinal, produced by Isa Burke of Americana trio Lula Wiles, and involves performances by musicians Maddie Witler on mandolin (Lonely Heartstring Band), Grace Ward on upright bass, harmony vox, (Houndsteeth), Isa Burke on harmony vocals, fiddle, and electric guitar (Lula Wiles), and Sean Trischka on drums (Lula Wiles, Corporate Punk, Mattie & Debbie).
Every Bright Penny Track Listing
New York’s Arms
Off My Mind
Take Me To The Station
Where You Need Me
The Best Way Out