UMG Nashville and Interscope Records rising new country artist Kassi Ashton has released a one take, unedited, one camera, live acoustic version music video of her latest single “Taxidermy.” Written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, and Rosi Golan, “Taxidermy” is the follow-up to her debut single “California, Missouri” which released earlier this year.
This stripped down version features the singer-songwriter with two of her bandmates; one drummer and one guitarist. The video opens with an explanation of Ashton’s original intentions for the video, “We were going to edit this video. Switch between multiple cameras. Color correct. Add effects. But decided it should be honest.” There is something refreshing about the raw route she chose to take.
Unlike the promo videos for the song which features Ashton wearing bright, bold colors in a mansion fit for a queen, this simple portrayal gives the perfect contrast, a white dress, white background allowing the viewer to focus on the lyrics of the vengeful track. In a recent press release, Ashton shared “I knew the second I heard “Taxidermy” I had to have it, it’s the perfect second piece of me.” Ashton previously said her debut single “California, Missouri” was the intro into everything she is as a person.
New York Country Swag first saw Ashton perform live at CRS in Nashville where she received a standing ovation at The Ryman Auditorium during the UMG Luncheon. Her unique voice and swagger has already captivated country fans. The singer is currently working on her full-length debut album. Follow Kassi Ashton on Instagram to keep up with news and announcements.
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