“Cowboy” – Single Review

Singer-songwriter Allison Ponthier has arrived with a bang. Her debut single, “Cowboy,” is a country-pop ode to finding yourself that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Kacey Musgraves record.

The song explores a topic that many will find relatable: rejecting the place you came from, only to find out that it will always be a part of you.

“It took New York to make me cowboy,” Ponthier sings over the sparse piano intro. “I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t ready // I had her everything by memory but // I’m just a girl from the South.” 

“I had this huge dream that I would find myself in New York and learn to accept myself,” she told Vogue. “But I learned the hard way that that takes time.”

“I spent so much time trying to distance myself from my Texan childhood, that it was always bizarre to me that the song that means the most to me was country-inspired,” Ponthier said about the song in an Instagram post. “While this song has existed for four years, it has always been my favorite because I wrote it for me.”

The accompanying music video is a 4-minute space Western, directed by Jordan Bahat (Christine and the Queens, TOKiMONSTA).

The song will feature on her upcoming debut EP. With a debut single this strong, it’s safe to say that we’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the coming year.

Check out “Cowboy” here!

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