Americana songstress and erstwhile side-woman Beth Bombara, who’s opened for the likes of Pokey LaFarge, Waxahatchee, Madisen Ward & Mama Bear, and Joe Pug, has found her way with new album Map & No Direction, set for release on March 3rd. After a significant battle with depression, she’s honed her clarity as a songwriter–the result is equal parts hooky Americana and road-worn rock & roll.
The album’s subject matter ranges from ode to husband, guitarist, and producer Kit Harmon, to a song written in response to racial tension, police violence, and resulting protests in her adopted hometown of St. Louis.
“Made, For Now” is an energetic and upbeat rocker of a folk song that suits Bombara’s Natalie Merchant-esque vocals like a musical glove. Give it a spin: