It Took Living in France for W.C. Beck to Love his Country Roots

 “I’ll take the long way home to see how far I’ve gone and how much there still is to know”
– W.C. Beck

Happy May 1st! Solo artist, who also plays in several bands, W.C. Beck is out with a new song and music video! The song is called “The Long Way Home.” W.C. Beck has a voice that you will immediately fall in love with. It’s soothing and peaceful and begs to be listened to. W.C. Beck was living in France at the time that he penned this beautiful Americana country song. The lyrics suggest that he was a bit homesick for the place he came from. He says: “In a funny way, the two times I lived in France have made me connect with my country/Americana roots of my native Kansas more than any other time in my life.”

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The lyrics of the song suggest that he’s learned a lot from living abroad and traveling around. It seems like he has no regrets and is willing to adventure even more but he will never forget his roots. Enjoy the touching music video on YouTube and look below to find out more about W.C. Beck’s writing process of “The Long Way Home.” His next album will drop on June 9th and he will celebrate with an album release show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. The singer-songwriter is currently based in Brooklyn.

This song was inspired by hearing one of my favorite country songs “A Satisfied Mind” by Porter Wagoner play on French radio. I was a million miles from home, but that “old country song” reminded me of where I was from and the mysterious ways that life tends to wink at you when you need a little reminder. In a funny way, the two times I lived in France have made me connect with my country/Americana roots of my native Kansas more than any other time in my life. I first started writing country songs when I lived in Besançon, France because the people there all thought I was from the sticks and I guess the notion stuck. The majority of this record was written while living in Paris and has much more of a country cosmopolitan feel. There is a French expression – nul n’est prophète en son pays – which essentially means that a person can’t be a prophet in his own land and must travel far from home to find himself. In many ways, France has been that place for me and this song is at once a tribute to my roots and the second home that helped me to appreciate where I’m from.” – W.C. Beck

More info: https://www.wcbeck.com/


Written by Ryan Cassata

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