Hunter Metts Shares Emotional New Folk Tribute with “Somehow You’re Always There”
A tribute to his best friend's mother
Enigmatic Nashville artist, songwriter, & producer Hunter Metts has shared his heart-wrenching folk track “Somehow You’re Always There.” The release comes on the heels of his recent label signing with Position Music. The song, which showcases Hunter’s methodical songwriting prowess and poetic lyricism, is a tribute to his best friend’s mother, who lost her life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I was able to pour my heart into ‘Somehow You’re Always There’ and find therapy in it,” says Hunter. “The song became a canvas for my grief, and tells the journey of losing a loved one through memories and emotions. Each note and lyric carried the weight of loss, yet the act of creating offered solace, allowing me to navigate the pain and cherish the enduring connection in the midst of loss.”
Growing up in a musical family, Hunter Metts began playing the piano at a young age, and eventually started playing guitar and writing his own songs. He produces solely out of a spare room and has a close circle of creators that help with the projects. Hunter’s music is characterized by his soulful and emotive vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and acoustic guitar-driven melodies. He cites artists such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ray LaMontagne, Paper Kites, Bon Iver, and Novo Amor as key musical inspirations.
Hunter has released several songs independently, including “Nothing to Lose” and “Paper Moon,” which showcase his ability to blend personal storytelling with catchy melodies. Some of his notable collaborations include Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Henry Brill, Tristan Bushman, Chandler Leighton, Dave Thomas Jr, Caleb Hearn, Cody Lovaas, Luke Niccoli, Jonah Kagen, and more.