New Song: "You Flew" by Katie Buxton
It’s freezing. Our feet are totally numb, and our socks are soaked. The batteries in our cameras and laptops are about dead, and as the snow and ice begins to melt we’re worried that we’ll ruin our equipment. We’ve been outside all day in this blizzard and now we’re about to film our last Single Session of the day with our friend Katie Buxton.
Katie seems impervious to the cold despite the fog coming from her mouth when she begins to sing. She’s bundled up just like we are but her fingers have to be freezing. Mine would be. And yet her performance is practically perfect–she nails it on one of the first takes. Later when we were reviewing audio and footage, our jaws dropped.
That was the first time I heard Katie Buxton’s newest single, “You Flew,” and while it’s tough for any listening experience to top the first time I heard her perform it on that snowy day at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, the studio version of “You Flew” blew me away. Huge electric guitar swells paired with Katie’s gentle voice and acoustic guitar strums in addition to minimal piano and vocal harmonies add so much to this song without overwhelming the listener. The story and feeling of this song rings clear throughout, and, as usual, Katie’s lyrics are beautiful and thoughtfully crafted.
"You Flew" was written on that snowy January day in Nashville and was recorded and mixed earlier this year by Sal Oliveri. The track was mastered by Luke Gilfeather. This single marks Katie's first release since her debut EP, From Songbirds, released earlier this March.