Sierra Ferrell’s current track, “Fox Hunt,” has been described as a “ode to hunters.” The West Virginia native shared the video for the new song, which serves as an early preview of her upcoming, unannounced successor to 2021’s Long Time Coming, with Rolling Stone on Thursday.
The blazing string accompaniment allows Sierra Ferrell to tell a great story while conjuring pictures of a furious chase through the forest. The song was released by Rounder Records accompanied a bizarre animated video featuring pipe-smoking toads and fiddle-playing foxes. “Take the path down to the river, it’s hunting time/Clothe the kids and feed the children, oh the meat’s fine,” the artist sings in the heartfelt line. “Don’t let them dogs out of your sight, don’t let them slip through your hands/Just chase that fox down through the pine, through the cold river bend.”
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Sierra Ferrell tells Rolling Stone of the single’s premiere, “I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun with the evolution of a song, from where ‘Fox Hunt’ began to the final recording, but I knew there was something magical about this song the first time I played it to an audience.” “The lyrics may be straight old time, but the music is pure adrenaline,” she says. and perhaps that’s why I’m here.”
The singer-songwriter was named Emerging Act of the Year at the Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville last year. On “Change of Heart” redux, Margo Price highlighted Ferrell as one of her favorite new talents in March. “Sierra Ferrell is one of my favorite new voices in music and I loved getting to work with her on this acoustic version of the song,” Price added. “When I see someone making great art, I like to lift up other women in the genre.” In an industry that seeks to divide us, it’s liberating to burst through those barriers and proclaim, ‘There is room for everyone.'”