The song comes from Pureka’s LP 'Back in the Ring,' out April 1 via Sad Rabbit Records.
Portland, Ore. singer-songwriter Chris Pureka’s first album since 2010 is called Back in the Ring. It’s an appropriate title for one’s first studio LP in six years, and that earnest, dire sentiment is woven deeply into the fabric of her new track “Betting on the Races.”
“Early in writing this record, it was clear that there were going to be a lot of dark, brooding songs on it,” Pureka tells Billboard. “As I was finishing up, I wanted to come up with something lighter that would help balance out that heaviness. 'Betting on the Races' is what came out.”
Check it out below, premiering exclusively via Billboard: