Indie folk singer-songwriter Margo Ross is set to release her debut album ‘Prairie Life’ next month and offers another taste with God I Wish That We Could Still Be Friends. Ross tackles the void that rests at your feet after a hard breakup with searing vulnerability and nostalgia. This familiar experience launches into a climax as Ross’ confessional is met with a respite of colliding percussion.
On the single, Ross says:
“I wrote this song in the cabin I live in, in Woodstock NY. I had just come back from a trip to my hometown, where I ran into the person who broke my heart the most so far in life. I was thinking about how the most painful part wasn’t not being able to date them, but not being able to be friends with them. And that’s how this pretty-straightforward-lyrically song was born!”
God I Wish That We Could Still Be Friends is joined by a video which Ross also added:
“I wanted the video to be ‘high concept lonely in your apartment’. We tried to create a feeling of solitude and elevate it. I love movement, and I love simple videos, so we did a lot of improvised movement and hoped for the best.” Check out the song below and watch for Prairie Life, out May 28th.
‘Prairie Life’ by Margo Ross is due out May 28 and captures processing complex relationships and feelings, against the ever-present background of nostalgia and the notion of home.