Press play and you’ll experience one of those rare moments in music when a chorus begins and the vocal just completely floors you with a rush of emotion. This release from Rett Madison is nothing short of being an outstanding blend of indie, country and folk.
Heartbreakingly raw and emotive, powerful and beautiful. If there’s only one song you can give time for today, make it this one. The sound evolves into something quite intense and exquisite.
“I wrote ‘Shame is a River’ following an emotional visit with my mother a few months before she died by suicide. She struggled with addiction and her mental health for most of my life and as I got older I began to understand that like my mom, I dealt with anxiety, PTSD, and depression. The song isn’t solely about my experience, but about both my mother and I’s individual experiences with shame and guilt intertwined.”