Nashville-based indie Americana duo The Prickly Pair (Mason Summit & Irene Greene) release their new original single “Wilderness”

By Juan

2/17/20242 min read

On Rotation: The Prickly Pair - Wilderness

The Prickly Pair, an indie Americana duo based in Nashville consisting of Mason Summit and Irene Greene, unveiled their latest original single, "Wilderness," on February 9, 2024. This release follows their previous EP and singles, showcasing their unique blend of Americana with indie influences and solidifying their dedicated fan base.

The inspiration for "Wilderness" stems from the duo's cross-country journey from Los Angeles to Nashville, particularly during their time in Durango, Colorado. This experience served as the catalyst for the creation of the song, reflecting the introspection and inspiration garnered during their travels.

"Wilderness" is a testament to The Prickly Pair's artistic growth, sharing thematic elements with their previous work, "Long Gone." The song explores the deep human desire for solitude and freedom from societal constraints, narrating the journey of an unnamed protagonist on a quest for isolation, taking an enigmatic and perhaps perilous path.

Meticulously crafted, the track features a rustic mid-tempo arrangement highlighted by Mason Summit's resonator slide guitar and the soulful fiddle melodies of TikTok violinist Luisa Marion. Jim Doyle, a longtime collaborator, contributes drums and percussion, adding depth and rhythm. The song was expertly mixed by Oliver Roman and mastered by Bobbi Giel at Welcome to 1979, with Eva Cassel providing the captivating cover photo that captures the essence of the song.

The thematic connection between "Wilderness" and its predecessors underscores The Prickly Pair's commitment to storytelling through their music. Just as "Long Gone" explored departure and nostalgia, "Wilderness" delves into the longing for solitude and the allure of the unknown.

Sonically, "Wilderness" captivates with its rustic charm and evocative instrumentation. The interplay between Summit's resonator slide guitar and Marion's fiddle creates a hauntingly beautiful soundscape, transporting listeners to the vast expanse of the wilderness.

Fans of The Prickly Pair can witness their musical magic live as they open for Jeff Plankenhorn at McCabe’s Guitar Shop on February 23, 2024. This performance promises to be a captivating showcase of their musical prowess and on-stage chemistry, solidifying their reputation as a dynamic indie duo.

In summary, "Wilderness" encapsulates the spirit of adventure and exploration that defines The Prickly Pair's musical journey. With each release, they push the boundaries of their craft, captivating audiences with poignant lyrics and captivating melodies.

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