Angelica Rockne, a California-raised, Nevada City-based country singer, wrote the title track of her forthcoming album, Queen Of San Antonio, last. "So there was a lot of energy there," Rockne wrote about the song in a note to The FADER. "It was kind of the missing piece." The song, premiering today, is a high-energy, rollicking tune — the kind you'd hear at a honky tonk dive on your way across the country — through the eyes of an Old West heroine.
"The song is sort of a classic tale of having nothing to lose, a gambling habit and an eye for older men. The Angel of San Antonio — that's what they called her — a tough as nails outlaw in the Old West. She drifted into my consciousness late one night and the song came easily, as though it was waiting. It takes place on the outskirts of town, the fringes of society where lives go unwitnessed and the path you lead is distinctly and unequivocally your own." Listen below.