Leif Vollebekk told American Songwriter about the inspiration behind his song “Apalachee Plain.” According to the songwriter, “A few years ago, I was driving through the painted desert and saw a lone mustang running alongside the road. He looked so free. He seemed to know everything. That image came back to me when I wrote it.” Vollebekk has just premiered the video for the country-inflected song, which American Songwriter says was finished only after a lot of hard work. “It took many different forms until it came into the plaintive song this video encapsulates, writes the site. “Originally, Vollebekk wrote the song for the piano. When it did not play as he imagined, Vollbbekk picked up an acoustic guitar. With the addition of harmonica, pedal steel, and layered vocals, the song began to change course.”
The song concludes Vollebekk’s New Ways, which is going for radio spins. See the video here.