Americana artist Chuck Westmoreland debuts his latest single “Prisoners,” off of his forthcoming album, Long Winter Rodeo.
Straight from Portland-based singer-songwriter Chuck Westmoreland’s forthcoming sophomore album, Long Winter Rodeo, comes the new track “Prisoners.”
A dark, low-key folk serenade, “Prisoners” draws a first-person account of a refugee family on the run, generating an ominous feeling and dark undertones with slow electric guitar pulls, moody lyrics, and Westmoreland’s defiant, brittle voice.
It’s the kind of story-song that might make even the toughest of cowboys steamy-eyed.
“‘Prisoners’ is about a family that has to flee their home and move to a place where they are unwelcome and feared,” Westmoreland says. “I tried to put myself in the father's shoes and imagine what that would be like and what freedom is without a home.”
Harrowing and gritty with a country punch, the track is as honest as it is empathetic. Get a first listen below.
For more information on Chuck Westmoreland’s Long Winter Rodeo and upcoming tour dates, visit his website. Photography: Peter Carlson.