Minnesotan singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour released three albums between 2008 and 2013, and two years later collected prestigious honors for her craft: grand prize at the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour Contest. But her artistic prowess was met with personal hardship.
She divorced in 2014, and for her first album in four years, she worked to come to terms with her changing relationship with her former partner and adolescent stepdaughter. Ahead of Rabbit in the Road -- due March 3 on NewSong Recordings -- we’re premiering “Deep Bruises,” a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others.
“I was taught from a young age that a person’s hurtful behavior is almost always a sign of inner pain, and not a reflection of your self-worth,” Kilgour says. “The second track on the album, ‘Deep Bruises,’ was my attempt to put that belief into practice following an unexpected and painful divorce."