Everyone is a kind of rolling stone, if you think about it. We’re all chasing down the horizon for some sense of accomplishment, artistic or otherwise, and we may never settle down. Lainey Wilson feels the ache swelling inside her chest. With “Rolling Stone,” she hits the figurative wild, wild west to quenche a feeling she can’t quite define.
Wilson makes her intentions, perhaps subconscious ones, well known. “But, baby, my heart runs wild and free / You gotta know ‘fore you fall for me,” she sings. “Like a feather in the wind, I could be gone / You don’t give a rock to a rolling stone.” From her soft-spoken vocal tone done to the galloping underpinning, the song quakes with a throwback outlaw spirit. It’s weathered and worn, carrying with it an unspoken wisdom we may never really understand.
Listen to “Rolling Stone” below.