Nashville-based North Carolina-bred troubadour Nathan Evans Fox makes music that soothes souls and rattles bones, those kinds of tunes that resonate deep within the marrow–and his new single “Crazy,” is a prime example of his prowess.
The banjo-led, pop-infused country tale probes the balance of intimate relationships and life on the road. Just a year ago, Fox decided to dive headfirst into his music career, releasing songs and tearing up the highways to spread the word while trying to balance love for his partner with the reality of life on the road. “I’m just trying to work out what it means to live this double life where I’m committed to being there for the most important person in my life while also trying to nurture this really demanding, topsy-turvy career in music,” he says. “‘Crazy’ is an exploration–or maybe a test–of the limits of commitments to diverging passions.”
The concept of “place” plays a big part in the musical experience–we can listen to songs and our spirits respond to the familiarity present in the combination of lyrics and sonic style. Fox synthesizes the bluegrass traditions of his upbringing in the North Carolina foothills, delivering modern tales with ancient instrumentation and beautifully lonesome vocals.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew prouldy presents “Crazy” by Nathan Evans Fox: