Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Mala Oreen’s song “Ragged Queen” from her forthcoming album Awake, due to be released in November. Awake was produced by Neilson Hubbard; recorded and mixed by Dylan Alldredge at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville; and mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios, Nashville. Album artwork is courtesy of Sean Dünki of Anti Graphic. All words and music by Mala Oreen.
“Ragged Queen” is Mala Oreen on vocals and violin; Kris Donegan on guitars; Dean Marold on upright bass; Fats Kaplin on dobro; and Neilson Hubbard on percussion.
The photos and video were produced by Neilson Hubbard and Josh Britt www.neighborhoodsapart.com . “Ragged Queen” is a folk song in the truest sense of the word, highlighted by Oreen’s ethereal Celtic-style vocals. Kudos to Mala Oreen’s songwriting and the musicians and production team who put it all together.
I was hiking in the mountains of New Mexico, when a leaf on the ground caught my eye. Words were forming into sentences and then into a song. Nature, the trees and the wind were talking to me. It was a time where I was confronted with fundamental questions and uncertainty. And in spite of it all I felt my heart, my soul guiding me. — Mala Oreen