Tonight we feel excited to host the exclusive video premiere on Last Day Deaf, for CS Hellmann‘s ‘Countryside‘, a heartfelt indie rock ballad, and also a deeply personal track, whose lyrics were ‘inspired by a former girlfriend of mine that moved away from Nashville back home to the low country in South Carolina. It is a glimpse into her world and what ultimately led her to leaving me and Nashville.‘ ‘Countryside‘ is a straight-to-the-heart gem we may all relate in a way. Indie treasure!
The song’s beautiful video is directed by Alex Justice.
At the end of 2019 I moved from tragically hip East Nashville to a small rural community outside of Nashville called Scottsboro. At the time, I was coping with losing my mother who was battling Parkinson’s and Dementia and it gave me a place of refuge and serenity away from the overcrowdedness and expense of living in the city, as well as the pretentiousness and fakeness of the people around me.
I spent the majority of my time in Scottsboro rehashing old tunes and writing a few new ones under a steady influence of bluegrass, country, as well as 90’s and 2000’s rock music. This is what inspired me to use the three finger acoustic guitar picking style on the track Countryside and the anthemic heavy soaring guitars on the choruses.