Today we focus the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight directly on the fantastic debut single, “Driving Around,” from the talented L.A. musician Kelsey Kerrigan’s upcoming album due to be released this fall.
Kerrigan began work on the record at Sunset Sound Recorders while pursuing a degree in audio engineering and production at Los Angeles Recording School. A fateful meeting with Ryan Adams (Yes THAT Ryan Adams) would help to shape the sound and style of her work, providing a musical compass to keep the song-writing on track even while immersed in her studies. It would seem as though everything is falling into place now that the album is complete and we are getting a taste of what is to come.
She has said that the single is about existential nothingness and if that is the case then the song is the catchiest take on existentialism and humanism I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Philosophical theories are usually snore-fests unless of course they come in the form of perfectly produced pop-melodies and crafty chord structures found in “Driving Around.” Add this to your summer driving around playlist!