Larkin Poe went down to the Crossroads, and beyond, last year. The rootsy sibling duo's trip to the Delta, at the behest of the Grammy Museum, spawned a new song, "Mississippi," and a video, premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Dec. 17), to accompany it.
"We had an opportunity to go tour around some of the rural Mississippi holy grail spots -- Son House's grave, some really important sites in music history that were just incredible," Rebecca Lovell tells Billboard. "Being down in the Delta was so inspiring for us. We decided that whenever we got home we would write a tune that would be an homage to Southern culture and that musical legacy of the South."
For the video, meanwhile, Larkin Poe teamed with videographers Andy Snyder and Sean O'Halloran -- who they met while touring in 2018 with Keith Urban -- for a performance of the song at the Enterprise Laundromat in Nashville, where they live. "I've actually been there and done my laundry a couple of times," Lovell says, "so I met the owner and asked. He was a bit skeptical at first, but it worked out well. It took us maybe an hour and a half, two hours, so those people who were there really got to know the song 'Mississippi.’"