COUNTRY-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER SYKAMORE RELEASES RICH, NEW TRACK “CHEAP THRILLS”
Nashville-based newcomer Sykamore today releases laid-back country-pop song “Cheap Thrills” via Music Knox Records/Wheelhouse Records. Co-written by Sykamore, Jaron Boyer and Ben Stennis, “Cheap Thrills” celebrates the simple moments in life that can make a person feel rich.
“It doesn’t matter if someone is flying First Class or wearing Prada in order for your experience to be valuable,” says Sykamore. “When you’re with the right person, the quality of your time becomes about the company itself.”
This release comes on the heels of the striking music video for Sykamore and Ryan Kinder’s duet “Doing Fine.” Sykamore, part of CMT’s Next Women of Country and an artist they have called “a rising talent,” told CMT in an interview about the vignette, “I hope [the fans] take away the idea that breakups are not linear, and we are all subject to the heightened drama, or even comedy that follows.”
Drawing inspirations from George Strait to George Michael and Shania Twain to Lana Del Rey, Sykamore’s mixture of humor and heart is a fixture in her writing, which lives for sly wordplay and lyrical winks. Last year she released her five-song escape, California King, produced by ACM Award-winning producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson).
Originally discovered via Twitter by veteran songwriter Rhett Akins, the vulnerable lyricist has shared bills with artists ranging from Miranda Lambert to Josh Ritter, and she was recently named a CMT 2020 “Listen Up” Artist.