As 2021 draws to a close, Honey CountySofie Lynn and Dani Rose continue their ascent in the music industry.
On Friday, the Nashville duo released their latest single, “Chess.” The new track is expected to get a major boost later this month when it appears on the Peacock series “Yellowstone”, which stars Kevin Costner.
Speaking to HuffPost, Lynn said she found inspiration for “Chess” after witnessing a brawl at a bar in California shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. âI just got caught in the crossfire – or with a crossed fist, if you will – but it made a great story and a great song,â she said. “And so, here we are.”
Rose agreed, calling âFailuresâ an ode to women’s empowerment. âShe didn’t intentionally try to be in the middle of this fight, she was right in the middle sitting there,â she said. “So we thought, if a fight really did break out and someone came after us, would we curl up?” Obviously, we would stick to our positions.
Listen to “Chess” below.
“Chess” is Honey County’s fourth single this year. When he appears on the December 26 episode of âYellowstone,â it will also be the fourth time the series will feature one of their tracks.
Since forming a duo in 2019, Lynn and Rose have made a special effort to create more space for female narratives in country music.
In April, the couple unveiled “I received it from my mom, a tribute to their mothers. And last month they released a vacation-themed cover of “Do you want to build a snowman?“From the Disney film” Frozen “, which won critical praise for highlighting two female protagonists.
Women see their success so far as indicative of the country genre gradually becoming more receptive to more diverse artists, and have credited the “Yellowstone” musical supervisor. Andrea von Foerster by offering them a unique platform.
âI remember talking to Mickey Guyton just as ‘Black Like Me’ came out,â Rose recalls. âShe was like, ‘I just had to say how I felt and I didn’t care what people thought of me when I said it. And I said, ‘Girlfriend, do with it because it’s awesome.’ “
âA Grammy nomination later, and things have really changed for her over the past year or so,â Rose said. âSo she was definitely the role model that we all look to say, ‘She can do it, so can we. “”
While they’re light on the details, Lynn and Rose said they plan to unveil some new music in the first few months of 2022. A music video for âGot It From My Mamaâ is also in the works, with a release tentatively scheduled for May in honor of Mother’s Day.
Citing the Allman Brothers and Bonnie Raitt as influences, the duo hope “Chess” will encourage fans to “do their best” no matter what challenges they face.
âIf anyone’s ever underestimated you, this song is for you,â Lynn said.