Fresh off the back of her acclaimed rendition of Jimi Hendrix's 'The Wind Cries Mary', which reached No.4 on the AMRAP Charts, Lucie Tiger is back with her new single 'Found My Home', a taster from her upcoming LP Greetings from Muscle Shoals.
Tiger describes 'Found My Home' as a love song to the places she has visited on her recent American tours. The song's lyrics lovingly recall the places she visited with a hefty dose of nostalgia. Says Tiger, "Every line in the song is a reference to a place I've been or something I've done, and I think that's why this song is so special to me. It's something that can only be achieved in writing songs about your own experiences." The song namechecks locations like Sun Studios in Memphis, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, and Route 43 which takes a driver from Nashville to Muscle Shoals, and more. The river that is mentioned is, of course, the mighty Mississippi.
Born and raised in the Sydney region, long drives into the country to spend time on horseback became a notable part of what has formed Tiger's identity thus far. Her life as a road tripping musician has taken her across multiple states of the USA, playing her music and pursuing the talents of some of the best people in the business, to assist her in putting down music to record.
Tiger possesses something of a magnetic quality in both her music and personal charm. She is the embodiment of a Southern infused, Country Rock singer/songwriter, coloured with a hefty dose of good old Americana charm. 'Found My Home' offers up a melting pot of Southern Rock, Blues and Country that draws its influences from the likes of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as a more modern touches of RaeLynn and Miranda Lambert. The song was written independently by Tiger and features Bob Wray (Ray Charles) on bass guitar, Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt) on guitar, Brad Kuhn (Meg Williams) on organ/piano, and Justin Holder (Jason Isbell) on drums. The single was produced by John Gifford III and mastered by Don Srygley, both of whom were Grammy nominated for Gregg Allman's final album Southern Blood.
Of the recording process, Tiger says "The single was supposed to be recorded on my 2020 USA tour in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. This obviously didn't happen! So instead, I recorded demos and sent them to the guys in Muscle Shoals, they recorded their parts, I did my vocals and guitar here in Sydney and they finished it off over there. In Sydney, I recorded my vocals and guitar with Ben Reyden of Courtyard Studios", who has worked with Tiger recording overdubs for her Gasoline EP.
The video for 'Found My Home' was edited by Jay Seeney of Blacklist Productions, however all the footage was captured by Tiger while on the road in the USA. The inspiration for the video was an old-fashioned style home movie feel. The video captures the sense of longing and nostalgia that Tiger feels for the iconic small-town parts of the American South. There's footage of Muscle Shoals and the Tennessee River in Alabama, Clarksdale and Dublin in Mississippi, Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, the Peabody ducks in Memphis, as well as a quiet spot along the roadside where she filmed herself playing the song on her guitar and playing with a Burmese Mountain Dog named Cocoa. Tiger says, "I wanted to show everybody how beautiful and unique and interesting all of these places are."
Tiger's recent success has seen her version of Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" that was recorded as "a bit of a Christmas present for my mum" reach No.4 on the AMRAP charts, while the title track of the Gasoline EP reached No.1 on the AMRAP charts and remained on the chart for 7 weeks. Gasoline is currently in rotation on over 30 US radio stations.
The Music Network has described Lucie Tiger as an artist that is "surprising the industry one song at a time, so it's time to buckle up and tag along for the ride." 'Found My Home' is road trip song written from the heart with dirt under its fingernails, gathered from the people and places in the rural heartland of America she has fallen in love with, and after hearing it, you'll be aching to go travelling again too.