Carly Pearce, ‘Every Little Thing’ [Listen]
Carly Pearce's debut single "Every Little Thing" recalls some of country music's most vulnerable female vocalists. The heartbreaking ballad is as raw as the singer's emotions.
For those in need of direct comparison, think Alison Krauss with less fragility. Pearce proves her vocal worth on "Every Little Thing," a sparse song about trying to get over an ex-lover. The Kentucky native works in lower octaves through most verses but has no trouble getting on tip toes to reach high notes like, "The high, the hurt, the shine, the sting / Of every little thing."
While Pearce only sings atop thin layers of sound, the arrangement still draws from bluegrass. This too draws comparisons to Krauss, if only because there are few female country artists showing a willingness to lean into patient, raw expressions of the heart. "Every Little Thing" is a fine introduction to this talented newcomer and it's sure to stand apart from any before and after it on the radio.
Did You Know?: One of Pearce's first professional gigs was performing at Dolly Parton's Dollywood when she was just 16.
Listen to Carly Pearce, "Every Little Thing"
Carly Pearce, "Every Little Thing" Lyrics:
The scent that you left on my pillow / The sound of your heart beating with mine / The look in your eyes like a window / The taste of your kiss soaked in wine.
Every little thing / I remember every little thing / The high, the hurt, the shine, the sting / Of every little thing.
Guess you forgot what you told me / Because you left my heart on the floor / Baby, your ghost still haunts me / But I don't want to sleep with him no more.
They say time is the only healer / God, I hope that isn't right / Cause right now I'd die to not remember / Every little thing.