‘America’ is Cara Hammond’s second self produced single of 2023.
Influenced by Lana Del Reyand Fleetwood Mac, ‘America’ is a summer anthem about what happens after the American dream. Country guitar slides, gospel organ and 60s girl group harmonies blend together in creating a classic Americana sound that slowly disintegrates via harmonic shifts.
“I wrote America after returning from showcasing at SXSW 2022,” says Cara. “At the beginning of 2022 I’d been dropped by my label & left my management, so when I was invited to play this huge festival in Austin, Texas, I couldn’t have been happier. I spent all my time practicing, planning and emailing industry in the lead up that I didn’t give anything else much thought. SXSW was a dream so when it ended, I landed home with a bump. The weeks after that I felt very lost and unsure what my next step was. Luckily songwriting held the answer and ‘America’ was born on a rainy day in Dolgellau, North Wales.”