North Carolina singer-songwriter Alexa Rose has shared a new song called ‘Wild Peppermint’. It’s taken from her upcoming album Headwaters, which drops this Friday (September 17) via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. Check out a John DuPre-directed video for the new single below.
Rose shared the following statement on ‘Wild Peppermint’ and its accompanying visual:
‘Wild Peppermint’ is the last song we recorded for Headwaters, written in November 2020 the week before our last day of tracking. I was feeling nostalgic and excited about the colder weather coming in. Growing up in the south, you don’t get a big snow very often, so it was always a thrill when it looked like we might get enough to get out of school. I used to check the NOAA website religiously with an old friend, our latest mix CD playing ‘Snow Day’ by Matt Pond PA. We’d get our hopes up just to have them crushed when those snow clouds turned to rain or just fizzled out. It felt personal because I really wanted that snow day, but there is nothing more indifferent than weather. Relationships are like weather in that way – when they shift or end, sometimes it’s just the natural course of action. It’s good to remember that sometimes in the middle of any transition, and I’d say that’s the mission of the song. It’s all just weather, and years later, you look back and hopefully smile, understanding how it brought you to the next station.
The music video was filmed and produced at sunrise with absolutely no plan. Director John DuPre and I found a discarded arm chair on the side of the road and stumbled upon some beautiful scenery, including a herd of horses and some old school buses. It felt serendipitous and nostalgic, and seemed to reaffirm to us in the same way as the song that there’s a right time for everything.
Ahead of its release, Alexa Rose previewed Headwaters with the singles ‘Clearwater Park’, ‘Human’, and ‘Big Sky’.