New Music: Hannah Fair – Open Road

1360102942_uploadedNathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

Connecticut-based singer/songwriter Hannah Fair turns tail on this message in “Runaway” from her 2013 album Open Road. Urging the wildness inherent in nature, Hannah also cautions against moving through life too fast.

This dichotomy runs throughout the 13 acoustic songs on Open Road. In “Undone” a small town girl doesn’t seem to fit any mold no matter which path she takes, only to realize she’s “one girl longing to be bad, one girl longing to be free.”

It’s no surprise Open Road ends with the song “Fated” as the characters on the album all seem to deal with this uncontrollable force. However, there is no cause and effect, no predetermined outcome. The message of Open Road is one of self-reliance. As Hannah’s fellow New Englander, Ralph Waldo Emerson, wrote: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

Stream Hannah’s album Open Road at ReverbNation and watch her perform “Lonesome for You” in the video below.

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