DEATH, murder and infidelity. They’re the bleak themes behind Kristy James’ latest single Dark Sunglasses.
Despite the lyrical content, the energetic country-rock track is decidedly upbeat and has already debuted at No.4 on the Australian Country iTunes single charts, behind Keith Urban (Parallel Line), Newcastle’s Morgan Evans (Kiss Somebody) and Sam Hunt (Body Like A Back Road).
“Those three guys above me are all on mainstream radio now, so I’m really happy to be up there,” James said.
Dark Sunglasses is the first track off the Warners Bay local’s forthcoming six-track EP Raw, due for release in June.
James said she wanted to write a song for a “movie style” video clip. The song’s video will be released on Friday and depicts James extracting murderous revenge.
“I always had this title ‘dark sunglasses’ and kept thinking about it and thought about funerals and death, I don’t know why,” she said.
“I sat down and decided to write about if someone was cheated on, how they would feel, so it’s about death, murder and infidelity.”
Dark Sunglasses was recorded in James’ home studio, but also features contributions from big-name Nashville session players, drummer Nick Buda and guitarist Kenny Greenberg, who have both previously played on Taylor Swift’s albums.