Produced, engineered, and mixed by Mike Dronkers (KHUM Radio) in his Pirate Room in 2009 and mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering (Alison Krauss/Robert Plant), "We Never Came" is its own brand of existential folk pop. Nelson’s fifth release juxtaposes sonic risk-taking and melodic catchiness. Her clear, stark poetry hangs on broad beats and tremolo guitars as Dronkers makes his debut as a one-man backing band and sound sculptor. The title track, “We Never Came” was inspired by the death of Paul Newman. “Custer” is an early years composition, debuted here with careful intensity and an "Arc and Weld" guitar solo. And rounding out the trifecta, “If Not You” harkens back to Nelson’s radio dj days when she hosted the feature “Write Your Own Damn Songs.” Here, listener song-seeds come to full bloom. We Never Came might just be the soundtrack for your ever-arrival.