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A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, Atlanta’s Neighbor Lady make tough-but-breezy indie that is instantly appealing. Their forthcoming debut, Maybe Later, floats between dreamy ballads accented by singer Emily Braden’s refined, retro-inspired voice, and soaring rock songs stacked with riffs. Today’s Daily Dose, “I Wish Nothing,” fits into the former category, and it’s Braden’s “favorite” from the record.
“We’ve all maybe been in a relationship that has just fizzled out,” she says of the track. “This song is about going through that exact breakup. We were together for over a year and we had amazing times and enjoyed each others’ company but that’s not always what makes a great relationship. I found myself avoiding him so I wouldn’t have to tell him how I felt. The night we broke up I went into his room, heart pounding, expecting him to scream and never want to speak to me again. His reaction, although upset, was better than I could have ever imagined. He handled it with grace and didn’t make me feel guilty for being the first one to say something. Of course, in that frantic moment I thought, ‘How can I lose someone so kind and special???’‘
“This song ended up being my favorite from Maybe Later because it was the easiest song for me to write being that it’s all so real. It also plays a little on the album title with the fact that I put everything off until it cant go any longer… just like ending this relationship.”
Hear “I Wish Nothing” below. Neighbor Lady’s Maybe Later is out May 11.