Everything seems easier when you care a little less. As Erin Kinsey sits there at a hole-in-the-wall-bar gloomily imagining all the different things an ex-lover might be getting up to with his new girlfriend, she’s wishing she was able to care a little less too.
Three months since they broke up, and she’s still reeling and feeling the fallout, wishing she had “a little less John Denver” and “a little more John Wayne” in her so she could just ride away silhouetted into the sunset like a cowboy of old would.
“There's been a time in my life where I wished that I could just care a little less, and that I could just move on and not be so dang attached to everything,” the singer explains. “So, this whole song is about how I wish I had a little more cowboy in me, where I could just move on, let go and not care.”
The video for ‘Little More Cowboy’, directed by Robby Stevens, is premiering exclusively at Holler.
Taken from Erin Kinsey’s Bet My Heart EP, it’s one of seven new songs that find the singer sucking on the bitter to get to the sweet. She wrote all seven tracks on the EP, co-writing with songwriting heavyweights such as Sarah Buxton, Josh Kerr, Sara Davis and more. ‘Little More Cowboy’ was written by Russell Sutton, Jaxson Free and Kinsey.
Reminiscent of the kind of smooth, melancholy-tinged country pop of Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, the EP finds Kinsey in a reflective mood as she takes in all the highs and the heartbreaks of her last 12 months in Nashville since her debut 40 East EP came out. These are sweet and sad heart-on-their-sleeve songs pulled up from the ocean floor of her feelings that sparkle when you lift them up to the light. It feels magical but strangely fragile and raw at the same time.
“The last EP was honest, they were all my stories, but I definitely left out a lot,” the 22-year-old singer from Texas says. “I'm not leaving out anything on this one. For better or worse, I'm not afraid of putting it all on the line. My first EP was full of firsts for me, but I’m even more excited to reintroduce myself. I grew up a lot in the last year.”
“The truth is we’re not alone,” she says. “We're all going through this stuff. Life sucks sometimes – and sometimes it's the best – but we're all just trying to figure it out.”
Erin Kinsey’s Bet My Heart EP is out now on RECORDS Nashville.