Gretchen Peters, "Disappearing Act"
Ace Nashville songwriter Gretchen Peters ("Independence Day," "You Don't Even Know Who I Am") will release her new LP Dancing With the Beast on May 18th, bringing together stories of women from different backgrounds. The first taste of it is the dark and slinky "Disappearing Act," premiering here on Rolling Stone Country. A vivid portrait of a woman who's lost too much to care about appearing genteel, Peters' character sounds like she knows better than to get too comfortable. "Good things come, good things go. If it lifts you up, it'll lay you low," she sings in the refrain, shrugging at the implications. "There's a brutal honesty in this character that I love," Peters explains. "She's one part Zora Neale Hurston, one part my mom, and – I hope – one part me." J.F.