Last Friday saw the release of “Lucky Break”, the debut single from Side Pony, an exciting new duo formed by established solo artists Alice Wallace and Caitlin Cannon. It was back in 2018 that the pair found themselves sitting next to each other at a writers round in Nashville and discovered a mutual love and respect for one another’s music. And it seems as if fate stepped in to introduce the two, because at that time neither of them lived in music city but were simply frequent visitors , Alice from California and Caitlin from Colorado .
They co-wrote their first song the next day and since then have been writing and performing together while continuing with their own solo projects, Caitlin releasing her first album “The Trash Cannon Album” in 2020 and Alice her latest in 2019, “Into the Blue“, which led to us to feature her on Belles and Gals for the first time (read our introducing article/interview here https://www.bellesandgals.com/2019/01/21/introducing-alice-wallace/)
“Lucky Break” is taken from Side Pony’s upcoming album due for release later this year via the female-led label Mule Kick Records and was recorded at the East Nashville studios of guitarist/producer Doug Lancio who is probably best known for his association with Patty Griffin, having toured with her for 14 years and produced her album “1000 Kisses“. A long time admirer of Alice who he describes as a “powerhouse of a singer“, Lancio produced the track which also features some of Nashville’s finest session musicians. “Alice introduced me to her collaborator/co-writer Caitlin” Lancio explains,“and turns out Caitlin has an equally compelling voice with a distinct personality. It’s rare enough to work with singers of this caliber on their own, let alone have both of them singing material they’ve discovered together“.
The song was written when their plans were thrown into disarray at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they use it to express their hopes that something good may come out of the uncertainties everyone was facing alongside them. There’s a fair bit of irony within the lyrics too.. .”Have you ever prayed for your whole life to change? Well this could be your lucky break” they sing in the chorus… maybe we should all be careful what we wish for!
They share lead vocals and just listen to those beautiful voices harmonising! The track’s accompanying video is by Nashville filmmaker/songwriter/producer Scot Sax.