There is something liberating about leaving a relationship in which you feel like you’ve grown out of what once felt like home. And, in guise of exasperating this sense of freedom, what better way of wishing good riddance than writing a complimentary letter. Adding her own twist to the classic breakup song, 23 year old singer songwriter Harriette wishes farewell to her home state, with her recent single, “Goodbye Texas.”
Enrobed in a sweet and twangy ambiance, Harriette addresses her beloved state with a formal explanation regarding her departure. Outlining conflicting ideologies “You’re big red arms held me for so long and it would seem i’m in need of a blue state” and her unwillingness to remain stagnant, she cleverly navigates, what listeners can only imagine to be a rather bittersweet farewell with utmost sincerity. True to the title, “Goodbye Texas” features some southern embellishments that only add to the tracks enchanting nature. Peppered with slide guitars, harmonicas, and her subtle twang, Harriette frames her story to perfection, seamlessly pulling us into her yellow tinted meditation.
This new single, which merely adds to Harriette’s short, yet impressive discography, marks the beginning of the wait for her upcoming debut EP titled I Heart the Internet, due April 27th.