For the many people who bemoan the absence of “real country music,” meaning the traditional sounds of fiddle, steel and twang, as well as lyrics that veer left of the tailgate thumpin’, Daisy Duke bumpin’ status quo, there’s a new sheriff in town, and she is putting her boot down. Yes, she.
Margo Price is lighting up Nashville with her traditional sound and a fiery new music video for her single, “Weakness.”
In true pissed off country girl fashion, much like Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have done before her, Margo is determined to burn something down in her video … so she does. And while the lyrics of “Weakness” speak a bit to the push/pull that many women feel between what they want to do and what they know they should do, the message in the video is more about having no regrets.
She tells NPR, “I definitely feel the counterplay of feeling like—sometimes things feel really nice, as far as where we’re at now. But there still is pain, and temptation and all of these things that kind of make up a human.”
Margo first broke through in 2016 with her critically acclaimed album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” Her ethereal voice, paired with a nostalgic sound and style, caught the attention of many of her musical influences, including Willie Nelson, who invited her to participate in Farm Aid that same year.
You can find “Weakness” and more deliciousness from Margo on the EP, also titled “Weakness,” that came out this summer.