Nashville-based singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim took a number of blows before making his 10th LP. In late 2019, he checked into an inpatient facility to work through substance abuse and clinical depression. In March 2020, a tornado tore through his neighborhood in East Nashville, critically injuring the local music industry mere days before COVID-19 would grind it to a halt entirely. And on top of that, he hadn't been able to write a song in over a year, and feared he might not be able to do so again. At the behest of a friend, Slim began writing a song a day, putting pen to paper whether he felt like it or not. That daily practice gave birth to Strawberry Mansion, which follows 2017's Lost at Last, Vol. 1. Langhorne's recent struggles populate much of the album, as on the apocalyptic opening track "Mighty Soul" and the reflective "Morning Prayer."