The new year brings new music from rising young bluegrass artist, Carley Arrowood, whose 2022 debut album, Goin’ Home Comin’ On, turned heads with hits like the title track, gospel favorite “Jesus Drive The Train” and her blistering cover of Alison Krauss’ “Will You Be Leaving?”
“Deeper In Love,” her first single following the album, finds the singer and fiddle player working with producer Jim VanCleve and a mix of returning musicians and new ones. Among the former, husband Daniel Thrailkill contributes guitar and harmony vocals and sister Autumn Arrowood Watson is back to sing harmony, while the latter includes Nick Dumas (mandolin), the Foreign Landers’ Tabitha Benedict on banjo, and Jeff Partin (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage), who does double duty on dobro and bass. And though Arrowood draws from a wide circle for support, the song knits the cast’s disparate sensibilities into a rich blend that is at once fresh and familiar, as her confident, emotive voice, punctuated by sympathetic solos, glides over a gently flowing harmonic progression and insistent bluegrass beat to deliver the song’s easily relatable message.
“‘Deeper In Love’ is a new favorite from Josh Shilling and Bill Whyte,” Arrowood says, as she explains that the song “highlights the emotions felt by a traveling musician. It starts by talking about how long and lonely the road can feel when you’re away from the one you love, but ultimately emphasizes that the steady love and support from them is what keeps the artist going, causing her to fall deeper in love with him! My personal situation is a little different since my husband travels with me, but it’s still amazing to have his full and steady support as I pursue my dreams, as he has mine in his. We hope this song just makes you think about your favorite person and smile!”
Listen to "Deeper In Love" HERE.