Kassi Ashton Unveils New Music Video for “Pretty Shiny Things”
- On March 22nd, Nashville-based country music singer-songwriter Kassi Ashton released a new song “Pretty Shiny Things” as the second single of 2019, following “Violins”.
The track was produced by Luke Laird and co-written by Kassi and Emily Landis.
A couple of weeks later, she unveiled a new music video for the song, directed by Kristin Barlowe.
The video was shot in Nashville. “In our society, it feels like we’re forced to evaluate our reflection everywhere we turn, always waiting for a confirmation from someone else that we are enough,” says Ashton. “Putting that, and something so personal for me, into a visual is a weird task. I wanted it to feel real, not forced. Kristin Barlowe helped me so much in marrying what I wanted artistically with the real emotional monologue.”
- She explained about the song in an interview with PAPER, "I was a senior in college and going through a very hard situation that had spanned over years and was finally coming to a head. I was losing sleep and falling apart. This song woke me up in the middle of the night like a nightmare. Or a dream. I went directly to the end of my bed and wrote the beginning. My best friend, Emily Landis, finished it by the next day after I sent it to her. It was more than a song or a piece of my story at that moment, it was an answer. I listened and never looked back."
- source : Rolling Stone