[PREMIERE] Country Babe Elizabeth Cook’s ‘Slow Pain’
Elizabeth Cook’s new single is a country slow jam with deep meaning and we’ve got the exclusive video premiere below.
Elizabeth is prepping to release her first album in six years, “Exodus of Venus,” on June 17. It’s been named one of Rolling Stone Country’s most anticipated albums of 2016.
The last kid of 11 siblings, she started performing at a young age in Florida, encouraged by her parents. Her mother was a hillbilly singer and her father honed his musician skills playing upright bass in the prison band while serving time for running moonshine.
Give us the elevator pitch of what “Slow Pain” is about and how it came to be.
“Slow Pain” is a cheating song that transpires at that pinnacle moment when a relationship either meets its demise or vows to survive.
You’re based in Nashville, but tour a lot. What’s your favorite city to play and why?
I love playing regions more than a specific city. The people of Texas have a serious but fun loving live music culture that is hard to compare.
Country is a polarizing genre — a lot of people (here in NYC at least) just think of dads and that “Red Solo Cup” song. What are your recommendations for girls to find the cooler side of country?
Check out Nikki Lane and Margo Price, true modern day honky tonk angels. Then there are the smarter hunks like Robert Ellis and Sturgill Simpson and Todd Snider that represent the lifestyle but in a non pandering way and without all the stupid cliches. Classics like Lucinda Williams Billie Joe Shaver and John Prine lead the way with such cool style. Just dig in a little bit deeper and the genre will reveal a cast of hard core talented and artistic characters.