One of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Kassi Ashton is an exciting up and coming female artist, hailing from Missouri. She has a flair for blurring genre lines, writing unique, yet real lyrics, and unapologetically being true to herself and her artistry. Earlier this year, she released a haunting ballad entitled, “Pretty Shiny Things,” which highlighted her powerful and vulnerable vocals. The singer-songwriter is following up that ballad with an anthemic up-tempo jam, “Field Party.”
Proving that she beats to her own drum, Ashton announced via Twitter that she was dropping the new song for fans, who signed up on her website, against advice. She was told to not drop the tune, prior to CMA Fest. The songstress joked, “the Illuminati said I couldn’t put this song out before CMA Fest, so I”m putting it out before CMA Fest,” encouraging fans to “turn the damn volume up,” when listening to the new track.
The enticing track features R&B and even hip hop influences from the first beat. Although Ashton’s distinctively country twang shines through, she adds some flavor with a rhythmic talking/rapping verse and a head-bopping melody. Singing a verse to her female fans, she invites the ladies to dance along to the track, “make them shake in their boots girl.”
“Field Party” is a stylistic ode to her hometown, California, Missouri, reminding fans that she knows exactly who she is and where she comes from. The new jam is one of those tracks that will be playing on repeat in your head and on your music playlist! To listen before it is released everywhere, head to www.kassiashton.com and enter your email address.
“Don’t got to be country music / You can drop a beat / And if there’s trouble out here, we don’t call the police / I can go back anytime that I wanna / Aye, all ya’ll just holler / I can go back anytime that I wanna.”
Ashton will be a staple at festivals this summer. She makes her first stop at the iconic CMA Fest in Nashville, playing both the Chevy Breakout Stage and Nissan Stadium this weekend. The songstress is also slated to play at LakeShake Festival, Country Concert Festival, and the Faster Horses Festival.
New Yorkers are in luck because Ashton makes her New York City debut at the Radio City Music Hall on September 6th, opening up for Maren Morris. For tickets and more information, head to kassiashton.com.
To keep up with Kassi Ashton follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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