Gretchen Peters tackles death, depression on ‘Dancing with the Beast’

…the resulting songs can be found on forthcoming album ‘Dancing with the Beast,’ which will be released May 18. The record is 50 minutes of exquisite-sounding emotional devastation, depression, murder and heartbreak, the usual subject matter for Peters, whose merchandise is emblazoned with the motto ‘Sad Songs Make Me Happy.’

“Those kind of songs are the ones that just kept my life force going from when I was eight years old to now,” she said. “I guess that imprints on your DNA somehow.”

I recently sat down with Juli Thanki of The Tennessean to talk about the songs on Dancing With The Beast. To read the article in its entirety, you can view it at The Tennessean’s website.