It's been a year and a half since Katie Armiger released her fourth album, "Fall Into Me." And she acknowledges that some of the songs have changed for her during the interim.
"The whole kind of theme behind 'Fall Into Me' was love and falling in love and falling out of love and everything in between," explains Armiger, 22. "The songs, for me, were about specific people and feelings you have for them. And with any amount of time your perspective changes on these things."
And while she won't name names, Armiger adds that, "A few are people I became friends with that I never thought I'd be friends with again, and a few are people that I was in love with or was great friends with and am not now and will not be again. So singing them is a little different when you know (the circumstances) have changed like that."
"Safe," the latest single from the album, was particularly impactful, according to Armiger. From the time the song began, co-writer Mallary Hope, who Armiger says is "one of my best friends," met, began dating and, two months ago, got married.
"That all happened from the conception of the song to releasing it as a single and promoting it," Armiger says. "So that song, for me, is full-circle and means even more to me now than it did when I wrote it."
Canterbury Countryfest, featuring Katie Armiger, Paulina Jayne, the Orbitsuns and Two Tone Tobacco, runs from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 248-391-1900 or visit www.CanterburyVillage.com.
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