Americana Highways presents this premiere of Nathaniel Bellows’ song “Haul Me In,” from his forthcoming album Three, produced by Malcolm Burn (Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris) and due to be available on Dec 11.
“Haul Me In” is Nathaniel Bellows on acoustic guitar and vocals; Malcolm Burn on bass guitar and piano; and Steve Decker on drums. Surround yourself with quietude and the clarity a world class producer can bring to a heartfelt folk song with this one. Then explore the rest of the album for a surprisingly evocative album, a latecomer hit this year.
Haul Me In” is a song about asking for help. It explores the idea of how easily–how instantly–unsettled recollections, images, or instances from the past can sweep us away from the present, like a stormy, turbulent ocean. The line, “haul me in,” is a plea for rescue–for reprieve–from the dark currents of unresolved memories. — Nathaniel Bellows