Mariel Buckley‘s heart takes her on a voyage in her new song, “Driving Around.” The wistful and ruminative Americana tune digs deep and harkens back to Buckley’s early years. Throughout the song, its lyrical narrative, composed solely by Buckley, details fond childhood memories and the present-day freedom she found in passionate, lovestruck moments.
“‘Cause when the lights come on / And the sun goes down / I’m gonna lay you down In the backseat of whatever / I’m drivin’, drivin’ around,” Buckley sings over pedal steels moans and a pensive melody.
“Driving Around” is featured on Buckley’s sophomore album, Everywhere I Used to Be. The autobiographical 10-song set was produced by Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, The National, Julia Jacklin). – Jeremy Chua