The first I heard about what is to follow was just a song. Three things struck me about it all at once:
- The vocals - my first thoughts were Melanie and Lindi Ortega.
- The lyric and attitude - reminiscent of those of Loretta Lynn, not to mention the above.
- The falling-scale slide guitar arpeggio.
Let us start with the lyric, if only because I haven't featured them so much of late.
The a-side is Hurtin' On The Bottle (a co-write with Caitlin Rose and others) and the single was released in late 2015 to promote the soon-to-be-released début LP, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, by East Nashville's Margo Price.
This is the track-listing:
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
- Hands of Time
- About to Find Out
- Tennessee Song
- Since You Put Me Down
- Four Years of Chances
- This Town Gets Around
- How the Mighty Have Fallen
- Hurtin' On the Bottle
- World's Greatest Loser
Writing in The New Yorker last month, this is what Sarah Larson had to say about Midwest Farmer's Daughter:
Note added 15 April 2016:
* Desperate and Depressed was, in the event, added to the UK release of Midwest Farmer's Daughter. At least on Spotify about five minutes after it's release there.