MP3 At 3PM: Rebekah Rolland

Rebekah Rolland is a welcome addition to the Americana indie-music scene. Also a member of the band Run Boy Run, Rolland is from Tucson and creates music that has a lot of thought and meaning behind it. Debut album Seed And Silo is out July 20 via Sky Island, and it showcases her talent as both a singer and a songwriter. A lot of the stimulus for the album comes from Rolland’s residency with the National Parks Service and what she took away from that experience. “Standing Still,” the first single off Seed And Silo, was inspired by the title character from Willa Cather’s acclaimed 1918 novel My Ántonia. The song talks about how different experiences shape one’s life course, and how people, places and events all play into that. Stream and/or download “Standing Still” below.

“Standing Still” (download):