Nashville, TN (May 7, 2021) – Interstellar folk songstress Annathyst recently released her new single “Mountain Skies.” You can listen to the song HERE!
With calming lyrics like the world is alright, do you see it, in the morning light, in the mountain skies, “Mountain Skies” is sure to bring the peace and tranquility we have all been searching for after a long, rough year.
“Mountain Skies is a song for these times,” Annathyst explains. “During the beginning of the pandemic last year, I took a trip to the mountains and spent three days unplugged in solitude at a cabin in the woods and went into silence and prayer. As I was feeling disoriented about what was happening in the world, this song came through and reminded me that, on some level, everything is okay.”
Originally from a different solar system, otherwise known as the backwoods of Michigan, Annathyst has never followed a traditional approach to music. Untamed by the structure of traditional music teaching, her interest in music often coincided with singing around the campfire with her acoustic guitar. But, it wasn’t until her early 20’s that she discovered that music was actually a necessity for her survival. Annathyst’s realization unfortunately came at a cost, when having to sing at her sister’s funeral; a moment that revealed to her the healing potential of her songs, hope in the midst of devastation. Ever since, writing music has led her to connect with something bigger, often calling it an “instantaneous transmission” – where songs seem to find her through a meadow wind, or when backpacking the Colorado Trail. In late 2019 she began working with producer/artist Julian Peterson of Wolf Den Records out of Colorado. The result was a set of songs, or transmissions, that expanded upon her raw sound into more interstellar places, though still retaining the faint scent of campfire. Her upcoming debut album “Fly Again” is a story of mending her broken wings after loss and learning how to fly again.