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We first heard Angel Snow’s intoxicating music during her Ryman Auditorium debut, opening for Alison Krauss. Snow co-wrote three of the songs on Krauss’s latest album, Paper Airplane, with Alison’s brother Viktor. One of those songs was “Lie Awake,” which held a powerful sway over the current queen of bluegrass.
“I remember hearing Viktor play the riff on the guitar and I had a story emerge immediately,” says Snow of the song’s origins. “It’s about a woman that’s trying to escape her abusive husband and she’s always trying to figure out a way to leave him. Viktor sent it to Alison, and I was in total shock when she called me and said the band wanted to record the song along with two others for her next record.”
“Lie Awake” will be featured on Snow’s upcoming solo album. As for Krauss’s version, Snow says “I love it. They were able to capture that dark, pensive feeling that the song conveys and totally brought the story to life.”
Listen to track below.