Kerri Watt takes influence from Americana and blues on ‘Cut Me Loose’

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‘Cut Me Loose’ is the powerful, playful new single from Kerri Watt, her first release since her recent signing to Cooking Vinyl.

Recorded in Austin, Texas, with Grammy-nominated producer Machine (Fall Out Boy, Lamb Of God), ‘Cut Me Loose’ heralds an edgier new direction for the Glaswegian singer-songwriter, whose previous country-pop singles have been playlisted on Radio 2.

You’ll still hear the influence of her long term loves – Sheryl Crow and Van Morrison among them – but Kerri’s new sound has been inspired by the Americana and blues-rock bands she studied to teach herself guitar.

Listen to ‘Cut Me Loose’ by Kerri Watt on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.

“’Cut Me Loose’ is about breaking free from someone who’s had a hold on you, leaving all the drama behind and never looking back,” says Kerri. “The mood is bold, empowering, a little dark and sexy with a dramatic energy.

“I was inspired by artists like Barnes Courtney, Kaleo, The Black Keys and Ballroom Thieves when writing the track.”

‘Cut Me Loose’ will be accompanied by a brilliant video inspired by ‘I, Tonya’, one of Kerri’s favourite recent films. Not only does she ice-skate, she also styled the video, which will be premiered in the near future.

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