On May 3, Omaha, Nebraska-born songwriter Betsy Phillips will release a new EP, Like We’re Talking. Phillips, now a Nashville transplant, assembled the EP alongside producer Dan Knobler, capturing her confessional songwriting with subtle, sometimes stark arrangements reminiscent of her hometown’s Midwestern landscape.
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Ahead of Like We’re Talking‘s release, Phillips has shared a live video performance of EP track “We Don’t Stay.” Co-written with Natalie Schlabs, “We Don’t Stay” charts homesickness and nostalgia, with the live clip adding a particular vulnerability to Phillips’ vocal.
“I was thinking of all the times my sister and I have driven past our childhood home in Atkinson, Nebraska and I realized I needed to put it into a song,” Phillips says. “We made so many memories there and decades later still feel such a desire to just go see how it’s changed. “
Watch the video for “We Don’t Stay” below.