Mitchell Tenpenny is utilizing his time methodically using isolation to knead his musical adaptations like a handful of other musicians during this time.
The country singer + songwriter has been using his days of peace to live stream on his social media platforms to sing originals, spin cover songs, and answer illuminated questions sent in from fans. Additionally, he recorded a cover of pop sensation Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” as apart of his #TenpennyTuesdays series.
Tenpenny’s rendition compliments the original immensely. It maintains the authentic piano instrumentation commemorating Tenpenny’s mighty vocal competence. The emotional complexity is significant as if the singer + songwriter penned the song himself.
A few weeks ago, Tenpenny provided some comedic relief on his Instagram account sharing the story, “I’ve always been afraid of the unexpected even when I expect it.” The singer then apprehensively makes way to a trash can in his backyard stating, “So, I got this squirrel in my trash can, and I need to put stuff in my trash can, so I just figured I’d film this. I’m probably going to scream.” The video ends precipitously, Tenpenny screams and the squirrel lives happily ever after.
Professionally during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Drunk Me” singer released a feel-good, “driving around with the windows down” single “Here” which followed up the singer’s “Can’t Go To Church.” He was also one of the many artists who was supposed to perform at the Country to Country Festival in the UK but got cut because of the pandemic. He shared on Instagram, “We flew all the way to beautiful London and had to immediately get on another plane and head back to the United States,” he wrote in a post on March 12. “We are flying back now. I can’t express to y’all how excited we were to finally have the opportunity to play your amazing city and to see the amazing country music fans the world has to offer. I promise we will get back as soon as we can! But for now be smart be safe and f— this stupid Corona Virus! Love y’all.”
“Somebody You Loved” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music 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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