With a complex vocal prowess, Sarah Peacock breathes energized life into the Americana scene. Her new album, Burn the Witch, contains many still-smoking embers, and the most potent of all is “House of Bones.” She takes the past between her fingertips as piles of ash, and finally learns to let every regret go.
“Living just ain’t living anymore,” she weeps. Peacock unpacks her entire past, bearing the weight of her own faults, and even death seems heavy on her heart. “Some mistakes you make / Just might bury you someday,” she later sighs. She might not be speaking literally, but the implications of what we do or do not do in this life is monumental.
Listen to “House of Bones” below.