Song Premiere: Melissa Ferrick - “Still Right Here”
Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick caught her first big break came when Morrissey was pressed for an opener at a concert and asked her fill in at the last minute. The former Smith’s frontman liked her so much that he took her on as an opening act for the rest of the tour. She became an underground success before the tour had even concluded.
Ferrick is back now with Still Right Here—her first studio album in five years. The effort features performances by folk legend Ani Difranco and acclaimed guitarist Kaki King. Reminiscent of both Aimee Man and Tori Amos, the album’s title track offers a great look into her forthcoming LP, infusing hand clapping, drums and violins all into this track.
Still Right Here will be out in stores on Sept. 13 via MPress Records. Listen to and download “Still Right Here” in exchange for your email below.