From a New York spirit to a Nashville state of mind: that’s the transition Michaela Anne seems to have made with her new single ‘Won’t Go Down’, an upbeat song that introduces us to the extrovert side of her sound and personality.
The cover art gives the tone – an electric blue bedazzled jumpsuit that plunges us into a vintage honky-tonk mood. With its electric guitars and retro melody, ‘Won’t Go Down’ delves into Anne’s balance between being freewheeling and having moral values, in an up-tempo yet introspective way.
Co-written with producer Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Nieman), the song explores their relationship with trouble, as the two were raised in military families and ended up in the world of music. “I ain’t no angel but I stand my ground” she sings, claiming there are sins she’ll give in to and sins she won’t.
Michaela Anne has definitely widened her range in terms of topics and musical color, adding an element of spontaneity and liveliness to her music after the very autobiographical Ease My Mind.
Joining Kelsey Waldon and Margo Price on the East Nashville scene, Michaela Anne announces with ‘Won’t Go Down’ a playful new album that mixes heartfelt lyrics and catchy hooks. Bright Lights and the Fame is set to be released in May and is already available for pre-order.