Tenille Townes Asks God ‘Why?’ in Probing New Song ‘Jersey on the Wall’

When Tenille Townes released her debut Ep, Living Room Worktapes, she introduced herself as the kind of songwriter who was unafraid to tackle the most difficult of subjects. Her first single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” told the story of a homeless woman through precise and potent lyrics full of empathy. Then there was “Jersey on the Wall,” written as a reflection on grief and how great loss can challenge one’s faith. It’s not a love song or a party song, but a moment of country music existentialism.

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