#Repost@officialnsr / The story of the @noshoesnation shot ski will give you all the feels! Yesterday, KC brought it full circle by surprising Michele, the fan who created it, and giving the ski back to her. Hear the full story on NSR! #KCinKC
@mindysmithmusic’s voice is so much a part of my life on the islands. I woke up with her music, drifted across the ocean with her music, watched the sun sink and the stars come out to that voice. When I heard this song, and thought about what it means, I knew Mindy had to be on here, because she’s like an angel, a spirit who lets you know that no matter what, it’s going to be okay. That’s a very big deal. #BetterBoat is out now. #SONGSFORTHESAINTS is out July 27. (Link to preorder in bio.)
Of all the songs on #SONGSFORTHESAINTS, #BetterBoat really captures the emotion behind the events that took place in the islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria… and the months following. There’s an acceptance it takes to face those challenges and that uncertainty… the lyric has that line, ‘I ride the waves I can’t control…’ And that’s exactly how this was, and in some ways, still is. #BetterBoat is out this Friday. (Link in story)
The best thing about @noshoesnation is, above all, the music. Like me, you live your lives in these songs. Happy, sad, big win, life lesson, it’s all there and when you sing you can tell the songs are as much yours as they ever were mine. Maybe that’s part of what makes the energy at these stadium shows this year so electric. The video for #triparoundthesun captures that energy and our lives so perfectly. (Link in story)
24 hour flag sale in the official store. Get a free boat flag when you buy any large 3’x5’ flag. 24-hour sale. Today only. #noshoesnation
Pirate Song is out today and it’s a love song to everything the islands have always been: freedom, time slowing down, being calm and at sea. Even when my friends and people I knew were coming through my house after the storms came through, I knew the essence of what those islands are couldn’t be extinguished inside them. #SONGSFORTHESAINTS isn’t about the destruction and devastation as much as it is the beauty of life in the islands and the way its people create a life that is their own.
Anyone who’s got a job, a schedule, a list of responsibilities and people to answer to understands that yearning to be free. This song is about being unplugged, off the grid, sailing where the boat takes you and letting the cares drift away. It’s never that easy, but I love that line about Saint Christopher on a silver chain, say a prayer, and sail away… because it is also that easy if you’ll just surrender.
That’s why when they asked me to pick a song to send out early, I picked this one. It’s everything I wish for everyone in @noshoesnation: the ability to let go and melt into the stillness. We all want to be pirates in some way or another. It’s such a romantic idea, so rock & roll, and it’s also so much more... and less.