Her new tune “Heels Over Head” is out everywhere today, and it’s my favorite thing she’s put out since the release of her 2021 29: Written In Stone album.
It’s a sassy, fun, cheeky (and incredibly sarcastic, which I love) little tune about Carly coming to the realization that the guy she likes doesn’t want to work quite so hard for a good time, so to speak, and would rather just take the “easier” option, if you will…
She admits that she understands why he’ll never really like her, seeing as the other girl he’s been hanging out with doesn’t even “need a couple drinks to let you take her home and tangle up her sheets.”
My favorite line, though, comes when Carly delivers the seething truth that he really “loves the way that she blows your… mind.”
I mean, just brilliant, and of course, the last part of the chorus sums it all up quite well:
“Shе’s good at the things good girls don’t do, Knows how to wear red and hеr way around a bed, Bet you’re head over heels,
‘Cause she’s heels over head for you”
I love hearing this side of Carly, which feels like a pretty stark departure from her aforementioned, self-proclaimed “divorce album,” and I hope there’s a lot more like this coming on her forthcoming (unofficially announced) new record.
I think this whole concept is something we ladies can all probably relate to in some way, unfortunately, but the way this was written and the super fun, fiddle-packed production is so damn catchy. Not to mention, the play on words in the title is pretty perfect, too.
At the end of the day, the message is all about standing up for yourself and doing what you think is right and not comprising your principles for some guy, and I’ll always be drawn to a song like that.
Do yourself a favor and give it a listen, you’ll be glad you did. I’m gonna have it on repeat for the foreseeable future:
The Kentucky native also just kicked off her Country Music Made Me Do It tour last night.
COUNTRY MUSIC MADE ME DO IT Tour Dates:
October 5, 2023 New York, NY The Town Hall^
October 6, 2023 Boston, MA House of Blues^
October 7, 2023 Silver Spring, MD The Filmore^
October 12, 2023 Madison, WI The Sylvee*
October 13, 2023 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre*
October 14, 2023 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino+
October 20, 2023 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues^
October 21, 2023 Augusta, GA Miller Theater^
October 27, 2023 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern^
November 1, 2023 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre^
November 2, 2023 Santa Rosa, CA Luther Burbank Center^
November 18, 2023 Detroit, MI The Fillmore ^