“Cowboy” – Single Review
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 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 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!
India McCarty is a music journalist from Charleston, SC. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Belmont University, where she was a frequent contributor to the school newspaper, The Belmont Vision. She has been published by Soundigest, Bandtwango and TheThings.com. She loves pop music, and is always on the lookout for new artists and songs that experiment with the genre.