Miranda Lee Richards – “7th Ray” (Stereogum Premiere)

Miranda Lee Richards isn’t a newbie to the Americana scene. The San Francisco singer-songwriter has two albums and an EP out, but her last, Light Of X, was back in 2009. Today, we have Richards’ new track “7th Ray” off her upcoming record Echoes Of The Dreamtime out in January. It’s a gorgeous midtempo track that sounds a bit like what Beach House come up with if they tried to write roots rock. Fun fact: Richards was taught to play guitar by Kirk Hammett of Metallica. What?! Here’s what she had to say about the song:

“7th Ray” is a song about transformation, about the journey of the soul in this lifetime. You start off beautiful, innocent and sure of yourself, and along the way, things happen that allow disillusionment to set in. The whoa’s in the chorus signify the burden of disconnection. The song has an uplifting ending, where you find a new way to experience more joy and contentment, reclaiming a relationship with your true self in the process.

Listen below.

Echoes Of The Dreamtime is out 1/29 on Invisible Hands Music.