Clark Graham pines for The Girl With Mountains In Her Eyes in his striking new single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A clear-eyed tale of romantic regret and profound sacrifice taken from the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s upcoming album Southlands, The Girl With Mountains In Her Eyes walks the line between classic Americana troubadourism from the days of Woody Guthrie / Bob Dylan and more contemporary folk-pop, as heard in its stomp-clap beat and darkly ringing, bottom-octave piano chords. But even as the song offers a blend of styles that is unique in today’s musical landscape, the subject matter is as old as the hills.
“The Girl With Mountains In Her Eyes is a song that’s inspired by the joy of a new love coming into your life and the regret of letting it slip through your hands,” says Clark. “At its core the lyrics talk about the sacrifice it takes in life to follow your dreams, and the personal cost that comes with pursuing your calling. Sometimes we can’t truly appreciate something or someone until it’s too late and they’re gone. The character in the song is left to wonder what might have been if he’d chosen to stay and be with the girl with mountains in her eyes.”
Clark knows a little something about chasing a dream. After honing his craft at a young age in the Vancouver music scene, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly made a name for himself as a dynamic performer and songwriter, performing extensively throughout Southern California and becoming a resident figure at the marquee folk venue The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood.
He now resides back in Vancouver, where the prolific artist has recorded five albums in the last two years out of his own studio. His latest effort Southlands — on which he performs all instruments and handles production — is his most inspired release to date. The full-length arrives on Friday, Oct. 7, while The Girl With Mountains In Her Eyes will be officially released Friday, Sept. 16 on all digital streaming platforms.