Terry Klein and I sat down in his writing room one sunny October afternoon. Here in Austin, October is still basically summer though the days are shorter and slightly less overbearingly hot. It was not long after Tom Petty had died, and we were both in a bit of shock. We had every intention of writing a song but we ended up spending the first hour or so just talking about Tom and the impermanence of life but also how creating art, which by definition is fleeting but also lives on. We got to a very deep and solemn moment in the conversation – Terry declared, “let’s write our song!” and began playing a riff. About 45-minutes later we both knew we had something special.
Check out the world premiere of the song here:
Premiere | Nichole Wagner – ‘Yellow Butterfly’ via ForFolksSake.com