The Country Note: Kelsey Hickman Debuts “Novocaine” in Love-As-Addiction Music Video
Powerful Vocal Performance Conveyed Through Raw Emotions
“The rising star has somehow found the perfect middle ground between punk and country, creating something truly special and unique. “Novocaine” showcases Hickman’s powerful belt against bold electric guitars. Her smooth, mesmerizing delivery of the sultry lyrics portrays lust as an addiction, taking it a step above most country songs about crushes. A song that breaks genre barriers, it will truly help Hickman attract a fanbase from all across the spectrum.” — All Country Music News, Los Angeles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer-songwriter Kelsey Hickman releases an incredibly powerful music video for her latest single, “Novocaine.” Bringing to life the song’s romance as an addiction, the video is directed by Stormlight Pictures and tells an emotional story from one’s perspective of a toxic love that becomes so numb you stay in it for the thrill.
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.
Her vulnerable artistry blends country with rock music by embracing her rock and roll attitude with her small-town Illinois country roots. The soul-sucking song “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 self-hurt of loving someone so hard 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.
Kelsey says, “People say country music isn’t country anymore. I believe country music comes from your heart, from what you believe in as a person. That’s where my music comes from.” Feeling the soul-sucking power and the love as an addiction that you can’t put down, “Novocaine” gives listeners a song and music video to relate to. Watch the music video for “Novocaine” HERE.