We have this new bluegrass festival where I live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I wasn’t able to make it last summer. They had some pretty strong rains that weekend, but I heard good things and will try to make it this year.
And I was looking at the artist list and one name stood out: Sierra Hull. I knew that I recognized that name from somewhere and it was because we featured a few of Sierra’s songs here on CML back in 2011.
She’s back with a new album this year and it’s her first since 2011. And it’s been getting attention so I thought we should check it out and write about a song.
Queen Of Hearts / Royal Tea – Sierra Hull
This is the one that seemed to be the most popular of all the songs on the record on Spotify. So this is the one I checked out first and it’s really something pretty unique.
I don’t know bluegrass all that well, but I do know when I like a song and this one has many layers of intrigue for a country music fan. The playing is fast like most bluegrass, but it actually seems to be a slowed down a bit and it’s kind of cool.
There’s also a little bit of darkness that comes through on the song. I’m not entirely sure what it’s all about, but that’s definitely a feeling I get when listening to this one. It seems to be a song about a struggle to find the right person to love in life, but you’ll have to correct me on that one.
What do you think of this one?
CML Points: 85/100