“Wichita” has been featured in NPR’s “Heavy Rotation – 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing. Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can’t get enough of.
Of the song, NPR’s Jessie Scott writes: “You don’t hear many murder ballads these days, even though the form has been with us since the beginning of time. On “Wichita,” Gretchen Peters takes us on a dark ride of revenge told from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. It is at once haunting, timeless, sad and empowering. You’ll find it on the new album, Dancing With The Beast, where Peters once again proves to be a master songwriter and storyteller, with a voice that is world weary enough to persuasively deliver the passion and pathos of a tale pulled from the headlines.”
To read about “Wichita” and all the other songs featured this month, visit NPR.