Denver-based singer Racyne Parker has just dropped her latest creation, “Willow Tree”. This track takes listeners on a soulful journey through the stages of a friends-to-lovers romance, wrapped in dreamy instrumentals and heartfelt lyrics.
Inspired by timeless cinematic love stories like Love and Basketball, The Man in the Moon, and The Notebook, Racyne Parker decided to narrate her own story with “Willow Tree.” The song features the tale of two childhood friends who grow up together, face the trials of life, and find a love that stands the test of time – a theme that has always resonated with the singer.
“I love love and wanted to write a song where it all works out despite the usual hiccups. Turns out, even a happy love song turns out a bit melancholic,” shares Racyne Parker, encapsulating the complex emotions depicted in the lyrics of “Willow Tree.”
The song, rooted in Alt-Country and Folk genres, goes beyond its seemingly simple lyrics. “Willow Tree” presents a whole mix of emotions, blending angst, longing, melancholy, and joy. The delicate vocals, ambient pedal steel, simmering mandolin, compelling rhythms, and enchanting guitar riffs come together to create a musical experience that gracefully balances wistful nostalgia with a happily-ever-after vibe.
Produced by Randall Kent of Deaf Dog Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, “Willow Tree” features a talented ensemble, including Regan Akers on bass, Brian Cox on drums, and Blake Mohler on pedal steel. The result is a versatile sound that fits effortlessly into singer-songwriter, folk-pop, and indie playlists.
Completing the song, an official lyric video for “Willow Tree” has been released on VEVO, providing a visual journey to support the enchanting musical tale. Moreover, the song is part of a more extensive project by Racyne Parker, with details set to be unveiled later in the year.
From Southern Oregon, Racyne Parker brings a unique blend of country, modern folk, indie rock, and pop influences to her music. With catchy lyrics, warm vocals, and a contemporary style that links well with artists like Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, or Caylee Hammack.
As an engaging and low-stakes performer in Denver principally, she aims to build community, create joy, and stay true to herself through the music she creates.
“Willow Tree” is not just a song; it’s a testament to Racyne Parker’s ability to capture the essence of love and relationships, making her a rising star worth keeping an eye on in the indie-folk music landscape.
Listen to “Willow Tree” down below!