Washington State native Jaime Wyatt is an artist whose career we have been following with interest here at Belles and Gals for several years ….. check here for our past interviews/reviews https://www.bellesandgals.com/?s=Jaime+Wyatt .
Her acclaimed debut EP ” Felony Blues” released in 2017 saw her draw upon her well-documented prison sentence for drug-related crimes for inspiration, and it seems that we have more ballsy, truth-telling songs to look forwards to on her forthcoming album ” Neon Cross” due for release on May 29th Stateside but sadly one we have to wait until August 21st for in the UK.
Having spent twelve years living in LA, Jaime has now relocated to Nashville and this eleven track release is her first since signing to the indie New West Records label. Produced by the legendary Shooter Jennings she says of this choice ” he gets how to instruct a band and build a groove that is so powerful underneath a song”. Jennings also features alongside her on ” Hurt So Bad”, one of the four album tracks which are already available, as does outlaw country royalty in the form of Jessie Colter ( Jenning’s mother, of course) on the album’s trad-country feminist anthem ” Just A Woman”. Talking about the latter track, Jaime says ” I wrote ‘Just A Woman’ to advocate for the vast majority of women who have not been heard, empowered, or encouraged to be anything more than meek, selfless and beautiful” while Jessie describes it as ” a humorous admission of the age-old problem of the male and female condition”.