Today I’m thrilled to share with everyone the latest single from Nashville singer-songwriter, Jess Nolan, called “Emergency Landing.” The vibrant track tackles the theme of having to be “on” all the time, and making sure to take care of yourself in this crazy world that we all live in. With a sound that strays somewhere between the styling of Lucy Dacus, paired with the picturesque storytelling of Joni Mitchell, Jess Nolan is truly onto something magical here. Nolan shared:
I wrote this song with my friends, Hadley Kennary and Jake Finch, on a day when we were lamenting about the societal pressure to be “on” all the time. We live in a world that glamorizes the grind and doesn’t prioritize rest. It’s up to us as individuals to draw our own boundaries around what we need to recharge. Taking days off and spending time alone helps me show up more fully for the people around me. Instead of viewing it as selfish, I now see it as a sacred step in community care. My hope is that we can all give ourselves a high level of compassion for our own needs so that we can better serve others. Take a breath! We don’t need permission to care for ourselves.
If you’re enjoying this latest single, more music is expected soon from Jess Nolan via Righteous Babe Records.