Carter Faith looked to a failed romance ― and an occurrence of “Yellowstone” ― arsenic inspiration for her latest single, “Cowboys & Dreamers.” When it was clip to sprout the song’s video, however, she knew she wanted a much solitary interpretation.
The clip, unveiled Friday, shows the 21-year-old state creator twirling successful a tract of horses and acrobatically crouched atop a barroom successful a saloon. The extremity result, she said, is simply a wistful paean to self-love.
“It’s a opus astir a relationship, but it’s besides astir the 2 sides of people,” Faith told HuffPost successful an interview. “You tin beryllium the dependable one, oregon you tin beryllium the 1 up successful the clouds. We person to emotion some sides of ourselves. Both are needed. That’s what emotion is about.”
Catch the “Cowboys & Dreamers” video above.
“Cowboys and Dreamers” is the 2nd azygous disconnected of Faith’s debut EP, “Let There Be Love,” which dropped successful August. About a period earlier the EP’s release, Faith gave her archetypal performance astatine Nashville’s historical Ryman Auditorium ― a venue favored by Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow, among different stars ― arsenic portion of Whiskey Jam’s 10th day concert.
Faith was introduced arsenic “the aboriginal for the adjacent 10 years of Nashville” by the evening’s organizer, Ward Guenther. Her unrecorded set, arsenic good arsenic the six caller songs, drew praise from artists similar Mickey Guyton and Charles Kelley, on with glowing features successful People and American Songwriter, among different publications.
If Faith has her way, she’ll instrumentality to the Ryman “a cardinal much times,” and yet play the Grand Ole Opry. She’d besides emotion to collaborate with 10-time Grammy nominee Eric Church. Before she tin bash that, however, the North Carolina autochthonal has to decorativeness her studies astatine Tennessee’s Belmont University, wherever she is slated to postgraduate with a bachelor’s grade adjacent month.
Growing up successful Davidson, North Carolina, Faith discovered a endowment for euphony aboriginal on. As a child, she’d beryllium driven to preschool by her grandfather, who would fto her ascent into the beforehand spot and prime which songs she wanted to hear.
“That was the champion portion of my full week, remembering songs each time and past going astir humming them,” she recalled. By 16, she began mounting immoderate of her poesy to music, and aft catching immoderate of Taylor Swift’s aboriginal performances connected TV, she felt she “had to prime up the guitar.”
Naming Kacey Musgraves and Fleetwood Mac arsenic influences, Faith is speedy to admit the challenges of launching a euphony vocation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, she has recovered immoderate affirmative aspects successful the unexpected downtime ― namely, the quality to absorption connected honing her songwriting prowess.
“I’m grateful I came into my artistry astatine this time, due to the fact that I don’t person thing to comparison it to,” she said. “I don’t person the representation of going connected circuit and missing that. I find creativity successful acheronian places, hard times and aggravated emotions, but I besides emotion the escapism aspect. So I’ve felt gladsome to person been capable to support it rolling.”