Songwriter Kimberly Perry Sheds Life Experience in New Single “Fool’s Gold” (Review)
GRAMMY Award-winning singer + songwriter Kimberly Perry has released her newest single, “Fool’s Gold,” via RECORDS Nashville/Columbia Records. The single sets the footing for Perry’s next story, Superbloom – an extended version of Perry’s June EP – Bloom – out October 27th.
”Fool’s Gold” produces foresighted storytelling coating ardent instrumentation. Perry’s own journey has inspired the song’s honest lyricism as she warns not to bite off more than you can chew. She sings with compelling vocals, “Be careful what you’re hitching up your wagon to, your wheels might end up spinning out from under you.”
Perry says about the single, “‘Fool’s Gold’ is about my experience out West, pursuing pop music and chasing a so-called golden carrot. While I needed that season and that adventure to discover more about who I am, all of it ultimately led me back home to Tennessee, to Johnny, and to Country music. Thank God for the dead ends; it’s where we get to spin around and start making our way to our truest selves.”
Perry’s project Bloom, previously released in June, is weighted with highs and lows and houses her hit single, “If I Die Young Pt. 2.” The Songs & Daughters publishing songwriter drew influences from her life, including a broken first marriage and giving birth to her son Whit Costello.
The songsmith told People, “The title really came from a line in ‘If I Die Young Pt. 2,’ the first line in the pre-chorus; it said, ‘I’ve had time to bloom.’ I love one-word album titles because I think they’re really profound. For me, the word emanates a lot. And these first five tracks on the EP, they talk a lot about creating the space to be able to grow and to blossom.”
Superbloom, out October 27th, continues that story.