[Cover photo credit to Stacie Huckaba]

Jackie Bristow is a New Zealand who journeyed via Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, to Austin, to Nashville, to pursue her musical vision and is set to release her first album in six years, and her first from Mesa Bluemoon Recordings, Outsider, on March 4th, 2022. Bristow drew inspiration from the music of the American South, particularly the myriad sounds of her adopted home, Nashville.

Bristow recorded Outsider mostly with her longtime musical partner Mark Punch (Kasey Chambers, Tim Finn) at his Nashville studio before Covid shut down the world. The album’s first single, “Livin’ For Love”, has been previewed with an accompanying video.

Here’s what Bristow has shared about “Livin’ For Love”:

“Livin’ for Love’ was inspired when visiting a friend in Sydney. We had an inspiring conversation about what motivates us in life. We are both artists and have lived the life of an artist and embrace that life and to be surrounded by people who resonate that same vibration. I personally have never made decisions based for the money, I guess In some ways it’s quite courageous. I personally have always followed my heart and music has been my calling, a force that has taken me on an incredible journey.

Over the past decade the world has changed so much with corporations and globalization and when traveling I met so many different people… I often think about their lives and what motivates them also.

When touring I exposed to so many different scenarios… and some very, very rich people, not all,but some who seem sad and empty and I guess this song is reflecting on that…

No matter what your situation life is full of challenges and we are all face struggles and heartache but at the end of the day love conquers all and choosing love for yourself and the world helps spread more love and more positively and happiness! This song reflects on that and I choose to continue to lead from the heart and choose love.”