Nashville folk/pop singer-songwriter Mandi Mapes releases breezy whimsical single “Surely Goodness”
Today, Nashville indie folk/pop singer-songwriter Mandi Mapes has dropped the first single “Surely Goodness” from her forthcoming full-length debut Levees due March 10, 2023. It’s a breezy, whimsical tune that recalls to mind the goodness that is all around us, even in shadowy times of loneliness, grief and confusion.
“Surely goodness follows me around and around and around…” Mapes sings in playful affirmation, aided by producer Lucas Morton’s backing vocals. Fingerpicked guitar and uncluttered piano and violin arrangements make room for Mapes’ voice and preternatural sense of melody Mapes’ piano hooks are stunning, like gentle waltzes. There’s a sweetness to this track, one that reminds us that hope takes courage.
“I think so many of us are struggling right now, post the pandemic, with depression and anxiety and I just wanted to write a song that reminded all of us that even in the darkness, there is light breaking through,” says Mapes. “Even in our loneliness, love is reaching out. And even though the news headlines leave us feeling hopeless, goodness is not so far away.”
“Surely Goodness” is out everywhere now. A second single, “Daffodil Fields” will follow January 13, 2023, prior to the release of Levees on March 10, 2023.