In all honesty, I have never heard of someone dreaming of living in a treehouse. Houseboats and RVs definitely, but not a treehouse. Yet, I find myself writing about Laura Mustard – the girl who wants to live in a treehouse.
Based in Connecticut – Fairfield to be specific – Laura Mustard blends Americana with folk in her latest single. She began her musical career at age 6 playing the piano after reading Goosebumps: Piano Lessons Can Be Murder by R.L. Stine. At age 16 she moved on to perform and write popular music. In fact, one of her friends suggested she send music to John Mayer who happened to live in the same neighbourhood. I’m not sure if Mayer ever received a song, but I think he would have enjoyed her stuff.
Released on August 7th, ‘Treehouse’ is a track embracing nostalgia, escapism and romance. Her husky vocals are a perfect complement to the instrumentation. Reminiscent of Carol King, Mustard’s single is moving, heartwarming, calming and puts a smile on your face from beginning to end. I don’t often listen to folk, but Laura Mustard can convert me. Hell, she makes me want to embrace the treehouse lifestyle. #offgrid
“‘Treehouse’ is such an important song for me as a writer since this song took about seven months and several revisions before it ended up in its final form, and it’s the first song I’ve released that I wrote with a co-writer – the awesome Laura Hurliman! We also had a lot of fun with the instrumentation in the studio and ended up using a tin-can phone and glockenspiel! I’m really proud of this little song and I’m wicked excited to see ‘Treehouse’ make its way out into the world.” – Laura Mustard on ‘Treehouse’