Singer-songwriter and fiddler Sara Milonovich considers the road not taken on "Queen of Suburbia," the latest release from her forthcoming album Northeast (out June 25) with her band Daisycutter.
Milonovich says the song was inspired by a conversation with an old friend.
"I found myself reminiscing with an old friend who's settled into a very different life (stable job, husband, nice house, two kids, etc.) and wondering about the road not taken," Milonovich tells Wide Open Country. "We all start out with childhood dreams and aspirations, thinking that we're going to have all sorts of adventures and accomplishments, but at what point do those dreams give way to a reality that has become very different? Do we then get different dreams, or do we just give up? Is 'settling down' really just 'settling for' something, or do we truly find new things that make us happy? Is it all worth it? This song is basically about drinking and second-guessing every life decision you've ever made."
Listen to "Queen of Suburbia" below.
Milonovich, who up on a working farm in rural upstate New York, was leading her own band by the age of nine. The multitalented artist has won several awards for fiddling, singing and composing and has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond.
For Northeast, Milonovich worked with legendary pedal steel guitarist Lloyd Maines.