Molly Tuttle to Share Music That’s Comforted Her in Upcoming Covers Album This Friday
Nashville-based folk artist Molly Tuttle found herself in a creative rut after feeling the weight of the tornado that tore through East Nashville followed by the impact COVID-19 was having on the music community. Feeling creatively drained, she found herself returning to music that had inspired her throughout her life. Instead of only listening, the artist taught herself Pro-Tools and recorded covers with the help of LA-based producer Tony Berg. The result was 10 tracks - Tuttle’s versions of songs from the Grateful Dead, Harry Styles, Cat Stevens, and FKA Twigs, just to name a few of the wide variety of genres. The album, titled ...but i’d rather be with you , is set for release on August 28th. This past Friday she released her version of “She’s A Rainbow” by the Rolling Stones, a bluegrass-folk twist on the 60’s track - and the music video released with it adds Tuttle’s personal feminist interpretation of the song. This release followed her covers of “Olympia, WA,” originally by Rancid, “Standing on the Moon” by the Grateful Dead, and “Fake Empire” by The National. The upcoming project has “no real theme,” according to Tuttle, but were rather just songs she chose because she wanted to share the comfort they brought to her during the feelings of isolation of the pandemic. While she is still currently working on her original music, she chose to release this project to lift spirits. ...but i’d rather be with you will be out everywhere this Friday, August 28th.