Melissa Stillwell

Song Premiere: Ward Davis is Worn Down By Love on 'Threads'


Singer-songwriter Ward Davis slowly unravels from heartbreak on the gorgeous, wistful "Threads," the latest release from his forthcoming album Black Cats and Crows (out Nov. 20 via Thirty Tigers).

"Another day, the same old hell/ Digging deeper down into a dried up well," Davis sings. "I'm beat and worn and torn to shreds/ I'm down to threads."

Davis says the song was was written in the wake of his divorce .

"I wrote 'Threads' with my friend Pearl in January of 2019. I was in a weird limbo between divorce and being in love with someone I wasn't allowing myself to be with," Davis tells Wide Open Country. "Pearl brought the idea to me, and we penned it pretty quickly. I'd originally pitched it to Sunny Sweeney and for a while it looked like she'd be cutting it, but it ended up getting left in the stack for her record. I always loved the song, so figured I might as well put it on my record."


Listen to "Threads" below.

The 14-track Black Cats and Crows, produced by Jim "Moose" Brown, feature co-writes by Cody Jinks, Kendell Marvel, and Shawn Camp. Anthax's Scott Ian makes a guest appearance on the murder ballad "Sounds of Chains."

Davis has penned songs for Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Trace Adkins.


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