Truly Magic music from Nashville, ‘The Bittersweets’ will give you a super strong emotion with their brand new song ‘Godspeed’ on air in the Formula Indie the november 19th
GODSPEED is essentially a tribute to Chris’s mom, but its message is universal. Sometimes when you lose a loved one, you lose them before you ever knew their whole story. Their past has such painful parts that the deceased could never admit to themselves or others the trauma they endured. This song is a prayer that loved ones find peace after death, peace that was never fully found on earth.
The Bittersweets are a Nashville-via-San Francisco duo who walk a precarious line between darkness and light. They weave accessible and almost familiar melodies through a lyrically rich dusk horizon. Sometimes leaning towards folk-tinged Americana, other times veering into pop and rock, their music always seems to be searching for something that none of us can find, lurking just beyond the shadows. In May of 2021, they began releasing a song each month, a practice that they plan to continue indefinitely.
And Hannah Meyers’ voice turns out to be the perfect delivery mechanism for navigating this space, having “a delicious knack for simultaneously rocking out and whispering in our ears,” as the Boston Globe writes. Not infrequently, her voice melds in harmony or unison with her life and musical partner Chris Meyers until they are no longer distinguishable and become one.
You have likely heard their music during a television show or seen them opening up for one of your favorite acts. After attending a sold out show in Colorado, influential music blogger/promoter Heather Powell Browne potentially described their music best, writing, “This was the best show I’ve seen out of the last 100 shows, maybe. It broke my heart and fixed it all in one night, and I couldn’t breathe.”
The band’s main influences include Over the Rhine, Sheryl Crow, Wilco, Kathleen Edwards, and Tift Merritt, among others. They have opened shows for artists like Train, Cake, and Rosanne Cash. They regularly perform at 30A Fest in Florida and at Nashville’s City Winery. More past shows can be seen at https://www.thebittersweets.com/shows