Country newcomer Risa Binder is gaining attention for her catchy songs, bubbly personality and deep love for songwriting, and she’s premiering “Where the Wind Takes Me” exclusively to readers of The Boot.
The Maryland native, who recently relocated from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Nashville, explains that this song came to her in the most unusual place — and the story involves greasy fish and chips.
“Its amazing how song titles pop up in my life. I was a waitress at a fish and chips shop in Brooklyn and overheard two friends talking at the bar,” Binder tells The Boot. “One said, ‘What are you going to do now?’ The other said, ‘I don’t know … I guess I’ll go where the wind takes me,’ and I thought, ‘Thank you! That’s a song!’ And I began to write it on a bar napkin.”
“Where the Wind Takes Me” is a B-side from Binder’s latest EP Nashville, which was inspired by Music City. The five-song EP was released in August and produced by Luke Wooten, who has worked with Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch and more.
“It was such an amazing time working with him,” Binder says. “I came in and sang a couple of my songs, and then Luke sent me songs, and what was so amazing was, he just got me so quickly. He understood who I was as an artist, and the songs that he sent me were so great. It was an awesome collaboration, for sure.”
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