Sound Off: Is Kalie Shorr’s ‘Two Hands’ a Hit? [Listen]
Kalie Shorr's lane is a hardscrabble asphalt road set between curbs of gemstones and glitter. "Two Hands" is another wise country lyric that promotes independence without sacrificing anything feminine.
Shorr epitomizes the modern country woman by flaunting strong convictions, pop sensibilities and a willingness or need to laugh at her quirks or insecurities. She'll flirt, cry and fight back, often with the same song. With "Two Hands" she's essentially thanking a guy for loving her as she is, but boiling it down to that is just plain rude.
How she says it is as important as what she says. Her phrasing and commitment to charming melodies are a fish hook that pulls one all the way in for heart-punch lyrics like "Well you hold the door but don't hold me down / Because you know you got nothing to worry about / And I like it."
In thanking her man, she's challenging him. "I can drink any man under the table / You say I should have a warning label / But you like it / Yeah you like it," the 2017 Taste of Country RISER sings to begin "Two Hands," a first listen to V2.0 of Kalie Shorr. She's a young artist with a uniquely strong sense of who she is and the courage to stretch that definition. "Two Hands" is an exciting assurance that she'll continue to inspire in 2018.
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Kalie Shorr, "Two Hands" Lyrics:
I can drink any man under the table / You say I should have a warning label / But you like it / Yeah you like it / When I lose my keys I lose my mind / You just laugh and roll your eyes / But you like it / Yeah you like it.
I'm not perfect, you don't care / I ain't sorry, you ain't scared.
Because you got two hands / That know how to hold me, loving like only you can / And maybe you're crazy but baby you'll take me as I am / You know I don't try to but I can be hard to handle / I might be a handful / But that's why you got two hands / That's why you got two hands.
Well you hold the door but don't hold me down / Because you know you got nothing to worry about / And I like it, yeah I like it / You're tall, dark and confident / Who cares if we're opposites because I like it / Oh baby I like it.
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