Lovely Bones (Single) - Press Release

Lovely Bones, Tensas, Colorado, Songwriter, Acoustic

Press Release

Artist: Tensas

Title: Lovely Bones (Single)

Label: Tall Tale Records

Release Date: 05.13.2021

Genre: Songwriter / Folk / Americana


A New Ballad of Death and Love by Tensas

To follow up his respected debut 2020 EP, Colorado based songwriter Tensas shares his next single titled Lovely Bones. You can feel the loneliness and pain felt when he sings the opening lyrics "Take these bones, far from home. Far from love, until I'm gone.” as a final request to be forgotten in this world and to be free in the next. It was both death and newfound love that sprouted these emotional lyrics to life last year during the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

This emotionally evocative folk ballad features a unique mandolin performance that's driven by fingerpicking acoustic guitar and bass that were all written and performed by Tensas in his latest self-recorded acoustic single. When asked why he chose to release this song as its own single, he replied "Losing more loved ones last year made me realize that if I could only record just one more song for the world to hear, this would be the one I want to leave behind".

The release of Lovely Bones and 2 other upcoming singles are part of the lead-up to promote the first full length album that he plans to release later this year.


Losing more loved ones last year made me realize that if I could only record just one more song for the world to hear, this would be the one I want to leave behind,” [Tensas] said. You could think of “Lovely Bones” and "The Sickness" as two musical anthems of 2020 and all that it brought.

-Amanda Hancock, The Gazette

With the plucked notes of the mandolin lending, a unique sound to the song, the instrumentation allows the lyrics to take center stage.

-Mariah Hansen, 303 Magazine 

For a sneak peak, click below to listen now:

Artist: Tensas
Title: Lovely Bones (Single)
ISRC: USLZJ2156543
UPC: 192650712133
Label: Tall Tale Records
Release Date: 05.13.2021
Genre: Songwriter / Folk / Americana

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About the Songwriter

Tensas is a singer-songwriter influenced by a variety of folk, blues and rock music.
 While he has called Colorado and the mountains “home” for over a decade, his act name Tensas [ten-saw] derives from the 250 mile long Tensas River that he grew up along as a child in the bottomland hardwoods of Louisiana. 
His most popular song to-date was one he wrote in the spring of 2020 that is an acoustic folk/punk track, influenced by and self-recorded during the initial lockdown, that he titled "The Sickness".

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