The firey and politically forward Nashville based musician, Chelsea Lovitt has released “Beanstalk”, the second track off her forthcoming album You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It, out on Feb 28. Lovitt recently announced the official album release party to be held on Feb 26 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville featuring J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers, staple figure of the rock-n-roll scene in Nashville and Amy Darling alongside her intermittent guitar player Matthew Paige who front the Blackfoot Gypsies.
“Beanstalk” references the great Memphis-recorded Sun Records classic “Raunchy” and it’s about illusions—beanstalks “that provide us dreamers a vertical treadmill-like climb to the sky,” says Lovitt. For a change of pace, CL and her studio band, including ace guitarist Marc Ottavi, whose brilliant playing helps define You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It, detour through country-soul, and Lovitt’s psyche in the fourth track on the record, “State of Denial.” It swings like Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and the Stones Exile on Main St.: “Baby, I was born in a state/That dug the ditch for denial,” Lovitt sings. The bitter-sweet love song is the second single, coming out on Valentine’s Day.