Female songstress and powerhouse, Kassi Ashton is taking country music by storm. She continues to deliver songs laced with authenticity, empowerment, and sass to her fan base and to country radio, and we cannot get enough of her unique talent. Today, Ashton released a fan-favorite, “Hopeless.”
Following the jam “Field Party,” “Hopeless” is a different approach on vulnerability. Although it can easily be labeled a ‘break-up song,” Ashton’s new track is much more than that. The song is emotional, painful, beautiful, and honest, all wrapped up in clever word-play and a smooth production. The singer’s polarizing vocals are reminiscent of the late Amy Winehouse, and despite, the melancholy nature of the song, Ashton delivers a strong and self-assured swagger.
“Hopeless” paints a picture of what people are often thinking after the end of a relationship. It would be easier to not have to feel our feelings or to just move on, but like anything else, getting over someone and healing is a process that takes time. The impactful track can easily relate to many moments in a person’s life, where it feels pointless or tough to hold on to hope. We commend Ashton for using her platform to speak her truth, while also validating the feelings of so many others.
“Maybe I should hope, less / Then maybe I can care, less / Maybe I could call you just an excuse for all the stupid shit I do / Maybe I should feel, less / Then I could drop a couple tears, less”
Our 2019 Artist to Watch shows no signs of slowing down! Since wrapping up her stint on Maren Morris’ all-female tour, Ashton has been busy with another country-wide tour. The singer-songwriter is one of the openers at select shows on Jordan Davis’ Trouble Town Tour. The tour hits New York City in March, but fellow songstress, Hailey Whitters will be in the opening spot.
“Hopeless” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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