Growing up engulfed in traditional American roots music, LA-based singer-songwriter Destinie Lynn finds inspiration within the sound that transformed her life and makes it her own.
On July 29th, the Americana songstress added another impressive chapter to her burgeoning career with her her latest single, “Another Station.” The song perfectly fits within Lynn’s repertoire and background, as it’s a peaceful easy listener fit for the O, Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Between the fiddle, mandolin, and her soulful folk vocals, the song hits that down-home roots sweet spot. Lynn likes to describe her music as “porch music” and this is evident within the track.
Lynn’s voice offers a rich, scintillating tapestry evoking the sensibilities of blues, jazz, and folk singers of yore, while her lyricism has been described as nuanced and literary-minded. She’s developed a reputation for writing soulful, often haunting songs, that plummet fearlessly into love, loss, and mortality; songs that highlight the daily struggles of the soul.
“Another Station” is a shining example of this.
In our previous feature on Lynn, she stated how she felt insecure fully stepping into country music for her 2021 single, “Never Again.” She posted on Instagram about the situation expressing, “Despite Black folks’ significant contribution to American roots music, I worried that as a Black woman there wouldn’t be a place for mine, particularly the songs that were more heavily country influenced.” However, sporting a shirt stating that “Country Music is For Everyone,” Lynn rightfully concludes that roots music knows no bounds. “Having more people out there spreading this message reminds me that there is a place for me and my music in the genre.”
Whether you’re an avid listener of folk, Americana, country, or just appreciate quality, heartfelt music, Destinie Lynn should be on your radar and in your playlists.
Note* Paul Howard contributed to this article.