For whatever reason, being a female in country music today has its challenges. But if there is a female artist who stands to break through as the next chart topper, my bet is on Leah Turner.
We were introduced to Leah with her Top 40 debut single, "Take The Keys." Now, she returns with the follow up, "Pull Me Back."
Leah's voice is distinct: smoky, strong and emotive, spunky even, but in "Pull Me Back," we hear a more vulnerable side. The song, which Leah co-wrote with Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins, is about struggling with pushing yourself away from someone because you don't want to get hurt again, yet at the same time, wanting that person to pull you back because "at the end of the day I still love you."
The push and pull can also be felt in the melody, from the sensitive mandolin to the thumping drumbeat of the chorus where the listener can really sense what she experiences and feels.
"Feels like there's miles and miles between us in this bed
We're lying back to back a half inch from the edge
I feel you reach across my legs
I wanna wake up, make up, but I'm not ready yet
Even when I push you away, want you to pull me back"
Hopefully country radio listeners will be "pulled back" to this single, embrace it and make it a hit.
The single is available for download at digital retailers. Take a listen below.
Leah will supporting Brad Paisley on tour beginning in May.
For more information visit her official website.