Reporting Annie Reuter
Kellie Pickler takes no prisoners on her latest single “Little Bit Gypsy.” Released yesterday, (Aug. 20) on the track she warns a boy that she won’t be tied down anytime soon.
“A white picket fence don’t feel like home/ Don’t want a rock, I need a rolling stone/ If you want to hold me baby just set me free,” she sings.
The gritty electric guitar fused track showcases Pickler at her best. Co-written by her husband, Kyle Jacobs, along with Tammi Kidd Hutton and Fred Wilhelm, the track embodies plenty of pedal steel, and with a drum beat that you can’t but help to tap your feet along to, Pickler continues to assert her staying power in the country genre.
In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Pickler said she is setting out to please herself on her next release, likely due out later this year.
“I’ve made records where I’m trying to make everybody else happy and say what other people want me to say. That was miserable,” Pickler said. “If you go in and you’re honest, people will either like you or not. You can’t please them all, so you might as well be happy with it yourself. It’s your face on the cover. You can’t change who you are to please other people.”
Pickler went on to define her forthcoming fourth studio album as being “Kellie country” which will include stories about her real life accompanied by fiddle and steel.
“I didn’t sell a lot of records with [last album 100 Proof], but it’s my favorite album I’ve ever done because I went into the studio and said what I wanted to say and made a more traditional record. Had I gone in and made the same old sh**, then Rolling Stone and different music critics wouldn’t have picked it as one of the best albums of 2012. That showed me that I made the right call. It was tough, but I’m glad I stood up for myself.”
Pickler’s forthcoming album, expected to be released later this year, will include “Little Bit Gypsy” and her last single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.”