Lori Triplett’s “When the Morning Comes” is an Americana/folk shining light

Nashville-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Lori Triplett has just released a lyrically rich and sonically gorgeous new album, “When the Morning Comes,” rife with earnest and insightful storytelling. Triplett sat down with @skopemag to talk about this amazing set of songs.

@skopemag: Tell us about your new album.

Lori Triplett: “When the Morning Comes” was written and recorded over a few years, starting around the beginning of the pandemic and on the heels of releasing two EPs. I knew I wanted to record a full-length album again, but I really didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted it to be sonically and thematically for a long time with everything that was going on in my life at the time. But I was fortunate to work with Paul Moak, who produced the album, as well as a killer group of engineers and musicians, and they really helped me piece it all together. The album explores subjects like letting go and moving on, the places we go to cope with life, standing up for yourself, disillusionment, finding hope again, the brevity of life and importance of making it count. It’s little snapshots of my life over the past few years and a reminder that no matter how tough life gets, there’s always a reason to try again.

@skopemag: Do you have a favorite song on the album?

Lori: I think the album opener, “The Wishing Star,” is probably my favorite because it’s about my mom. She’s been battling breast cancer for the past few years, and this song digs into what I imagine she’s been feeling as well as my own emotions about it. When someone you love is suffering and you’re powerless to take their pain away, you can’t help but feel like you’re somehow letting them down. But sometimes the best you can do is be a light and beacon of hope for that person, and that’s the heart of this song.

@skopemag: How would you describe your music?

Lori: My music is a mix of singer-songwriter/alt-country/Americana. It’s emotional, honest, sometimes haunting, eclectic, and usually tells a story.