Life is a big jumble of experiences that sometimes only a song can convey best to an audience. This next artist I’m going to introduce to you all seems to have learned this early in her career. She uses her personal experiences in her songs to resonate raw emotions from her listeners. Her songs’ themes of acceptance and love are enough to warm any heart. From a small town of approximately 4,000 people, this artist is expanding her audience with one track at a time. By the end of this beat, I hope you all go support this rising star by checking out her music. Keep reading for the perfect two songs I suggest you start with. Without further delay, I introduce to you Kaley Pearson, an aspiring pop singer-songwriter out of Huntingdon, Tn. Welcome to Urban Threads, Pearson!
If there was ever a person to follow for musical versatility, Pearson is your girl! She has a unique writing presence about her that will lead you to playing all of her other songs when you’re on her Soundcloud. A prime example of this is her song titled Redneck Romeo. Sounds completely country, right? To write it off as just “another country song” would be missing many other elements she incorporated in its formation. Sure, you could totally go line dancing to this song. It’s definitely a foot tapper but there’s more to notice. For starters, the lyrics and vocals are unlike anything on the radio right now. There’s a solid lyrical foundation, y’all! (See what I did there ??) The lyrics in Redneck Romeo show Pearson’s been songwriting for a while because she executes without boring metaphors or clichés. Instead, she takes a more authentic approach. She writes about the simplicity of the southern life. Mentions of known back roads, star gazing in empty fields and tailgating time depicts true country dating unbeknownst to a city slicker. But that is why Redneck Romeo needed to be recorded. In Redneck Romeo, Pearson delivers an up-tempo song that transports her listeners to back roads for a country love they can’t find elsewhere.
Redneck Romeo is far from a common teenage love song. In it, Pearson sings with conviction. She demands the attention she craves from a guy with boots and old blue jeans. At 13, she presents a carefree kind of innocence in her songs. Yet, you get a more mature vocal execution than you’d expect when listening to this song. To top it off, she doesn’t sing with exaggerated southern drawls you hear from country mainstream artists. Her sound is completely original, not forced. It is without surprise that she was featured in Opry Mill’s Unplugged and performed at numerous writer rounds at Just Love Coffee & Eatery last year.
At the tender age of 13, she’s afforded a sense of optimism many lose as they get older. Let’s hope she preserves this attribute as it is a noted asset to her songs addressing social issues faced in today’s society. One issue in particular is self-assurance, which Pearson devotes her time addressing in her song titled Perfectly Imperfect. Anyone who listens to Perfectly Imperfect will get that she is not afraid to speak out. That is why I’m suggesting you all give Perfectly Imperfect a listen. This song should be an anthem for those dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, body shaming, bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts and all other issues pertaining to people questioning their imperfections and purpose in life. Pearson feels so strongly about this concept of assurance that she titles her album featuring this track Perfectly Imperfect. Needless to say, Perfectly Imperfect was awarded 2017 Album of the Year at the Tennessee Music Award.
In Perfectly Imperfect, Pearson is spreading reassurance with this one. She sings about why she’s perfectly fine with being herself. When asked why she felt the need to make Perfectly Imperfect, Pearson shared how important it is for her to utilize her musical outreach to make people comfortable with themselves and form a connection with her.
“The song, Perfectly Imperfect, was written about myself and the fact that I am happy the way that I am. I want people to like me for me. I am true to myself and it’s perfectly ok that I have flaws. I wrote the song to let people know it’s ok to not be perfect. We all need someone with whom we can feel comfortable with to let loose and be ourselves. Just plain and ordinary. At the end of the day, it’s not about all the fancy stuff. It’s about who you can be you with,” stated Pearson.
Perfectly Imperfect is empowering to all who listens. It is liberating because it forces people to face the things they don’t like, or have a hard time accepting, about them in order to get released from their limiting behavior or thoughts.
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