[Cover photo credit to Kenny Schick]
San Francisco-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Martha Groves Perry will be releasing new album Call Out on Friday, April 21, 2023, followed by a celebration Album Release Show at Art Boutiki Music Hall in San Jose CA on Saturday, April 22, 2023 and a tour in the US Midwest & Southeast in May 2023.
We’re very pleased to debut her new track from the album “Anyway” here on Wildfire today which will arrive digitally on March 10th, 2023. Like the rest of the album, “Anyway” was created in collaboration with Nashville producer Kenny Schick.
The new song reflects on those moments when we have to overcome the “might-have-beens” in life in order to stay focused on our development as people. It’s also subtly contemplative, with a building vocal structure that suggests drilling down into ourselves to find new strength through taking an honest look at our past, present, and desired future.
Martha Groves Perry shares about the song:
The heady, atmospheric groove of ‘Anyway’ captures the tension between being reminded of who I once was and affirming who I am now. The song is about acknowledging mistakes in the past while moving on and staying centered, even in the midst of memories that others might use to provoke regret. It’s a reminder that no one can make you feel bad unless you let them, and that entertaining might-have-beens is rarely worthwhile.
Martha Groves Perry’s music tends towards Blues, Southern Rock, and experimental influences with a “badass Americana flavor.” Her lyrics are described by her Producer Kenny Schick, as “journaling in poetry.” The artist’s performance approach includes sharing thoughtful and humorous stories alongside her meaningful songs.
After fronting and songwriting for MapleDream, an all-female original band, Martha Groves Perry began her solo career with the release in 2016 of a 4-song EP of her original music titled Something Good. Her first full-length album of original music, These Hands, released on March 1, 2020 and featured the artist on cello and acoustic guitar as well as lead and harmony vocals.
Her new album Call Out was recorded at ToneFreq Studio in San Jose, CA by Steven Glaze and at Basement3Productions in Nashville, TN by Kenny Schick. It was Produced, mixed, and mastered by Kenny Schick at Basement3Productions. Martha Groves Perry delivered vocals, cello, acoustic guitar, and backing vocals. All other instruments and backing vocals were performed by Kenny Schick, with additional backing vocals by Sabiné Heusler-Schick.