TOMBERLIN – ” Seventeen “

Posted: June 23, 2018 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Tomberlin is the project of Sarah Beth Tomberlin. Her debut album, “At Weddings”, is due out August 10th via Saddle Creek Records. another song from the album, “Seventeen,” via its video. Zach Xanders directed the video, which features the singer driving around a small town and hanging out in the country and at a graveyard.

Tomberlin was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but is now based in Louisville, Kentucky. She grew up in a very religious household, the daughter of a Baptist pastor, and was home schooled until the age of 16, after which she went to college at a private Christian school she only half-jokingly describes in a press release as a “cult.” At 17 she dropped out of school, returned home, and started to question her faith and her place in the world. It was around this time she began writing the songs that would end up on At Weddings.

“I was working, going to school, and experiencing heavy isolation,” Tomberlin says of the period in a press release. “It felt monotonous, like endless nothingness. It was a means to get through to the next step of life.”

By the time she was 20 she had written enough songs for an album. The press release says At Weddings“documents the unlearning of her childhood faith” but was still heavily influenced by church music and hymns.

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