Videos by American Songwriter
ARTIST: Stacey Randol
HOMETOWN: Decatur, IL
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN
AMBITIONS: To write music for films that inspire people.
TURN-OFFS: Songs about tank tops, tan lines, tailgates, and barbecue…
TURN-ONS: “Albatross” by Fleetwood Mac, Hawaii, arugula…
DREAM GIG: Under the stars at Red Rocks.
FAVORITE LYRIC: Bob Dylan: “Mr. Tambourine Man”
“Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: His name is Michael. We wrote this song together. He’s outside spotting UFOs I’m sure.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Happy Birthday”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Paul Simon, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, and Melanie Safka.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Paul Simon on the beach at Hangout Fest. Tom Petty is a very close second (also at Hangout).
I WROTE THIS SONG: On my couch with my right hand man, Michael. We had watched a documentary about alien abductions on Netflix (Ooo la la). Now, a lot of those stories were pretty out there haha, BUT the idea that extraterrestrial life exists and “checks us out” is definitely believable to us. So we started to write a song about a girl who was more than ready for her trip into outer space. She falls for an alien with big eyes and a cowboy smile, and well the rest is history. No really, it is history, pretty sure we ripped this story off of some ancient Egyptian drawing…