Andy Jenkins – “Far Away From Here (feat. Erin Rae)”

Far Away From Here is a song about the afterimages of love, remembering those free and easy times, heightened emotions and lengthening shadows. It also describes the realization–after love is gone–of feeling pretty alright. I pictured someone at the end of a long day of traveling, who realized they felt good for the first time in a while. “I don’t mind the way I felt today, far away from here.” What’s the saying? Distance makes the heart grow.

We tracked last summer to tape at Spacebomb Studios with four of my favorite musicians: Pinson Chanselle, Cameron Ralston, Alan Good Parker & Jacob Ungerleider. I produced a song of my own for the first time. Erin Rae recorded vocals in Nashville. Her last record Putting On Airs was a personal revelation, beautifully crafted, cutting and calm. I feel lucky that she is singing on this track.

The single cover is a photograph taken by Emily White at Point Reyes National Seashore in late winter of this year. The rugged beauty of the California coast and its wildlife, the elephant seals and tule elk, looked fine to our Virginia eyes. Now it all seems far away. Enjoy the past–if it feels good, but treasure the new moment and the door, whenever it is open to you.

Andy Jenkins
Richmond, VA
April 2, 2020

Andy Jenkins – “Far Away From Here (feat. Erin Rae)” (SB040)
DIG | 04.28.2020

April 28, 2020

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