Rootsy songcrafter Kerri Powers knows how to tell a story—her forthcoming album Starseeds, set for release on May 4th, brims with tales and metaphors that soothe souls and challenge ideas. Today, she unveils “Rocking Boat,” a single from the new album.
“I wrote ‘Rocking Boat’ one morning after waking from a vivid dream,” she explains. “I was out in the middle of the sea with my squeeze in a tiny boat surrounded by enormous waves. I had an imminent feeling I was about to drown and it was terrifying. I realized the dream might have stemmed from my actually feeling overwhelmed by my relationship at the time,” she continues. “It was pretty new and we were just learning to navigate.”
The song calls to mind a leisurely drift in a watery setting; Powers’ raspy vocals bring an edge to the to dreaminess, as she works through her feelings and thoughts on the rocking boat of her relationship.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Rocking Boat” by Kerri Powers: