Song Premiere: The Pines - "Hanging From The Earth"

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The Pines are debuting their new single “Hanging From The Earth” off of their upcoming album, Above the Prairie, a follow up to 2012’s Dark So Gold.

”’Hanging from the Earth’ was the last song to come in for the record,” said songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist (props) Benson Ramsey. “I wasn’t sure if it was gonna make it; it was forming all the way up until it was time to record.”

Ramsey continued to explain that the song is about letting go of the constant struggles and anxieties that plague us and focusing on the people in our lives.

“It’s sort of a meditational breakdown on the fact that we are floating through space, levitating between the past and future, with tender hearts and anxious thoughts. This is about standing out on the Great Plains and feeling part of the earth and sky. But then it all becomes more meaningful when we think about the ones we love, and you realize that it’s how we try so hard to control our time and space that’s the cause of anxiety. We have slow old hearts that are full of knowledge of the natural world in an age when we are drastically moving away from nature. I’m not sure if it’s dangerous to go through my days thinking that way. So I think the song is a bit about trying to be present and keep in mind what really is important at the end of the day: Love. So I guess it’s a dreamy country love song of sorts. The hummingbird can fly forward and backwards and fly still, I’ve read it dies at night and is born in the morning. Who knows?”

Listen to the exclusive premiere of “Hanging From The Earth” above, and be sure to check out Above the Prairie, which hits February 5.

The Pines Tour Dates

1/29/16 – Rockford, IL – Severson Dells Nature Center

1/30/16 – Goshen, IN – Ignition Garage

1/31/16 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café

2/2/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café

2/3/16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 2

2/5/16 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Upstairs

2/6/16 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java

2/7/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room

2/9/16 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic

2/10/16 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

2/11/16 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub

2/12/16 – Evanston, IL – SPACE

2/13/16 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi

2/20/16 – Sioux City, IA – Vangarde Arts

2/21/16 – Omaha, NE – Reverb

2/23/16 – Houston. TX – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

2/24/16 – Austin, TX – Cactus Café

2/25/16 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

2/26/16 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Blue Door

2/27/16 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

3/18/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom