BOONE, North Carolina (April 17, 2023) – Meris Gantt announces the “Fine” single release on May 2. Taking the listener on an emotional journey through grief, loneliness, and acceptance, the song holds a special meaning as it is a conversation with her father, who passed away nine years ago. 

Through powerful lyrics, “Fine” conveys a message of reassurance to Gantt’s father and to herself that it is okay to let go and move on. It is also a poignant reminder that we are all doing the best we can in life. The song evokes a feeling of loneliness that many can relate to, especially in a world that is constantly changing.

Gantt reveals that she didn’t realize she was writing this song about her father until a pivotal moment on a hike, where the lyrics to the bridge poured out of her. The song not only reflects on Gantt’s childhood but also provides a global perspective, tying in thoughts and emotions from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Fine” is a powerful and emotive song that will undoubtedly resonate with anyone who has experienced loss, loneliness, or the struggles of trying to adapt to a changing world. 

The single is off Gantt’s upcoming EP, “Forced Revival,” due out June 2. The EP tells the story of a journey mired in strength – a tale of perseverance, passion, and a deep connection to the power of music. Gantt explores life’s journeys with longing, regret, and the silver linings that lie in between through a soulful blend of smoky vocals, Bluegrass Americana, healing melodies, and honest and to-the-point songwriting.

“Forced Revival” Track Listing

  1. Don’t Let Me Lie
  2. The Reckoning
  3. We Got Time
  4. Fine
  5. Closer

Tour Dates

Sunday, May 21st – Meris Gantt & Devin Lacey – The Blowing Rock – Blowing Rock NC

Friday, May 26th – Handlebar Betty – Lost Province Brewing Co – Boone NC

Tuesday, July 4th – Handlebar Betty – Grandfather Vineyard – Banner Elk NC

Friday, July 7th – Handlebar Betty – The Jones House Summer Concert Series – Boone NC

Friday, Sept 8 – Handlebar Betty – Bluebear Music Festival