Listeners may immediately be drawn to the wordplay of singer-songwriter Joanna Yaeger’s latest single, a tune brimming with tenderness and vulnerability. Co-written by Sarah Lake and Andrew Beason, “Nowhere” flips a phrase that could have a negative connotation (“I ain’t going nowhere”) into an expression of devotion.
Alternately aching and adoring, the song addresses the ghosts haunting a current romance and offers reassurance for the future. The narrator’s feelings of pain over being pushed aside (“Just when you let me in/That’s when you cut me loose) are accompanied by a dogged commitment to the relationship (“There’s no chance I’m leaving/That’d be way too easy”).
The acoustic version above centers around Yaeger’s melliflous vocals, showcasing the talent that has won over fans since her debut EP All I Need.