Rising country artist, and one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Kassi Ashton released her brand new song entitled, “Pretty Shiny Things” today showcasing her undeniable talent. The song was produced by Luke Laird and co-written by Ashton and Emily Landis. The singer-songwriter has been teasing the song on social media for the past week and did not disappoint, she even put out a lyric video to accompany the track.
Releasing a song close to her heart, she mentioned in a press release, “Three years ago, this song was there for me in the middle of the night. Like a diary entry that was writing to me, not me writing it. It has silently waited, given guidance and reminded me that honest art is the best art. I’m honored to be passing it along to whoever needs it now.”
The emotional ballad puts her vulnerability on full display, keeping the melody simple in the background with just an acoustic guitar while showing off her powerful vocals. The lyrics of the track tell a story describing the pressures women face to be perfect on the outside, no matter the pain on the inside. In this song’s case its a mother pressuring the daughter telling her, “There ain’t a secret you can’t hide / Bottle it up on the inside / Put your makeup on girl stand up straight / Your face will take you farther than your brain / You oughta know by now beauty is pain / Pretty Shiny Things.” Ending the song with a positive message that you are more than just your beauty, “Ain’t nothin’ pretty about a perfect life.” Giving listeners exactly what they need to hear.
“Pretty Shiny Things” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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