We've already talked about how national music blog Paste Magazine has a good connection with Charleston artists, from The Artisanals to Human Resources (the latter of whom will be opening for famous Fun. breakoff band Bleachers at a sold-out show in Athens on Friday).
And now another local Americana singer/songwriter is making waves on a nationwide scale with a brand new song premiere on Paste.
Hunter Park of She Returns From War is a self-proclaimed local swamp witch with an affinity toward vintage dresses and storytelling. Her eerily beautiful ballads dive into local histories, uproot universal stories and play with the mystical and magical.
Thriving between roots country and folk acoustics, Park is expanding her sound on the new disc, from a full strings arrangement to some electric rock and roll to poetic pop. It's a fuller cinematic sound and one that showcases a wider range than she's exhibited thus far.
The upcoming album "Mirrored Moon Dance Hall" is a much-anticipated release, since Park hasn't put out new tunes since 2015's "Oh What a Love." The new disc is produced by prolific local maestro Wolfgang Zimmerman, who has helped craft the sounds coming out of Charleston, from Susto's previous records to his most recent work with Lowcountry-based Band of Horses.
You can listen to She Returns From War's new track "Dream Machine" via Paste Magazine now here.