Swiss-American singer/songwriter Caroline Marquard buys a ticket toward better days in a new acoustic video for her song, “Train of Thought,” premiering today (July 29) on Sounds Like Nashville.
The third video in her From Switzerland to East Nashville series, the clip finds Marquard singing from the metaphorical mountaintops — and looking to avoid an avalanche of self-doubt. Backed in stripped-down fashion by an acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, both of which chug along as she pulls herself farther and farther out of a downward spiral, the track is a powerful anthem of getting yourself back on the right mental “track.” Her performance was captured at her co-producer Jordan Lehning’s studio (Kacey Musgraves, Shania Twain), and “Train of Thought” will appear on Marquard’s upcoming The Prologue: Live Acoustic Sessions EP.
“I got inspired to write ‘Train of Thought’ on the way to a writing session one day,” says the just-emerging talent, who has previously worked with big names like Bastian Baker and Jacquire King. “I passed a train station on my way into Brooklyn and it got me thinking about the concept of train of thoughts, how much they can impact us without realizing it. The song is about how important our inner dialogue with ourself is, it shapes who we are and the world around us. In the song, I talk about owning up to mistakes made and giving myself the grace to be better.”
Marquard kicked off her From Switzerland to East Nashville with “Never Should’ve Left” in May, then dropped her debut EP (The Prologue) in June. Now she looks ahead to the August 14 release of her The Prologue: Live Acoustic Sessions EP, and says it’s giving the songs of her debut “a new life from a different point of view.”
“More like how we originally wrote them, just writers and an instrument,” she tells Sounds Like Nashville. “I hope people can really connect to it!”