After randomly checking Twitter, I saw a tweet by Mallary Hope that mentioned this artist I've never heard of, Kelleigh Bannen. Well, having to see who this is for myself, I finally found what I've been looking for. It led me to Kelleigh Bannen's Soundcloud with this like unbelievably haunting song:
Why Now Why I knew from the first chord, this was it. For some reason, since there is no way to buy her music, I had that 59 second sample of a song on repeat for well over 10 minutes...crazy, right? There's something about her voice that I cannot put my finger on and that's what gets me and it's beyond truth and vulnerability. It's that only hidden songwriter's demos feel that has hesitation + vulnerability + truth + pain + realness that is not marketed because it is too real. This little sample of a song had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next word and part of the story to unfold. Then, I got myself together and googled until I found the whole song. I still have no idea who wrote this song. You must listen to the emotion in this song. Country music needs Kelleigh Bannen.
Singer: Kelleigh Bannen
Song: "Why Now Why"
I'd love to hear what you think of Kelleigh and this song, leave a comment!