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Fresh Tracks: Skylar Gudasz Searches for Meaning in Her “Truck”

North Carolina artist Skylar Gudasz takes a soul-searching journey in “Truck,” a new track that’s surfaced from her upcoming album, “Country,” which will be released on August 9.

In the laid-back roots-rock tune, Gudasz calls out comforting voices from the radio, including Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, before turning the lyrics to question what’s on the road ahead (“What are you looking for out there, girl?”).

Gudasz has become a fixture in the thriving music scene in Triangle area of North Carolina. She’s worked with Hiss Golden Messenger and members of Mipso, and she made her new album with Ari Picker at his self-built Goth Construction studio in Pittsboro. The performance video for “Truck” was filmed at the Kraken, roadhouse bar on the outskirts of Chapel Hill.

According to Gudasz, the title “Country” doesn’t refer to genre. Instead, the record’s nine tracks thematically explore the metaphorical borders people place on their own lives. “It’s wild, the ways that humans try to make boundaries out of things,” she said in a statement.

Gudasz has a gig in her home state on July 5, at the Eno River Mill in Hillsborough. 

Album cover art by Roxanne Turpen

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