Rock and Blues Muse: Country Rocker Kelsey Hickman Releases New Single ‘Novocaine’
Singer-songwriter Kelsey Hickman releases a powerful music video for her latest single, “Novocaine.” Blending Country and rock music by embracing her rock and roll attitude with her small-town Illinois country roots., she brings to life the song’s romance as an addiction with powerful vocals and swagger. The video is directed by Stormlight Pictures and tells an emotional story a love that becomes so toxic that you stay in it for the thrill.
“Novocaine” is a tough and honest song that openly admits its own culpability. Hickman uses her outsized vocal skills to communicate the pain of a relationship you know is bad for you but you just can’t leave it. She does it, however, in a way that lets you hear her country upbringing and her modern rock power all in the same breath. Hickman is a powerful singer and “Novocaine” gives her the chance to vocalize hard truths that we’ve all had to face at least once. Expect to hear a lot of this gem.
Stream/buy the single here.
Highlighting her strength as an artist, Kelsey released the single and video to accompany her new musical sound. The addictive nature of the storytelling music video is an infectious delivery of the passionate lyrics and captures the raw feelings of the song painted in a dark picture about being unable to leave. “It’s novocaine, straight to the veins, you drive me insane, your novocaine.” As Screamer Magazine labels Kelsey, “She’s A Little Bit Country, She’s A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the rising star shows her authenticity and heart throughout the electrifying video.
Kelsey teamed up with producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers), who produced her sifts single “Gone” as well as her first full length album entitled ‘Gypsy’.
Kelsey’s vulnerable artistry blends country with rock music by embracing her rock and roll attitude with her small-town Illinois country roots. Her “Novocaine” received high praise from The Honey Pop Culture Magazine, which said “‘Novocaine’ is such a stellar introduction to Kelsey Hickman for anyone who isn’t already familiar. Her voice pairs so well with what we can only describe as an almost blues-like backing track, which mind you, we’re obsessed with. ‘Novocaine’ is exactly how you make a comeback after years of not releasing music.”
The video truly captures the devastation of loving someone so much that no matter how they treat you, it becomes an addiction that you can’t break away from. Kelsey’s country-rock sound is sure to make you feel something. As an artist and performer, she doesn’t just believe in the lyrics of a song; she believes in the music and production that give you a beat in your heart.
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