The interviewer noted that the new album is "empthatically not a country album," and Maines responded that she'd never really thought of herself as a country singer. Which is maybe a little weird, but I suppose at this point I can see why she'd say that. I gotta say, though, that while her songs are instrumentally not country (maybe), her vocal progressions certainly still sound that way--at least in my ears.
Anyway, the NPR interviewer also noted that this song is creepy as Hell, and on that I agree emphatically. Maines responded that she'd tried to sing from the point of view of the child, but that she herself is a mother, and that she can therefore see why, as a mother, the subject of this song would want to wrap her kid in bubble-wrap and build a wall around him.
Yeah. That comes through loud and clear.
I dig this one.