Singer-songwriter Lisa Bastoni returned to music in 2017 after a 10-year absence after inheriting her grandmother's guitar and a bag full of handwritten cover songs. The result is Bastoni's 10-song collection How We Want to Live (out on September 20).
Today, Wide Open Country is premiering the video for "Nearby," a song inspired by effortless love. The live performance, featuring co-writer Sean Staples on vocals and mandolin, was captured earlier this summer in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"I wrote 'Nearby' with my friend and producer Sean Staples. It's a song about an effortless love you feel for someone who's been there all along, someone who's so much a part of your life already that you could almost take it for granted," Bastoni tells Wide Open Country. "There's that tiny heart seizure you feel in the moment they tell you they're thinking about moving away. You hope you're not too late!"
Watch the video premiere of "Nearby" below.
How We Want To Live features guest musicians Lula Wiles, Rose Cousins and Mark Erelli. Bastoni is a 2019 Kerrville New Folk winner.