Nashville songstress Caitlin Cannon is pleased to announce the release of “Beggar,” the title track of her upcoming four-song EP, set to drop on April 5, 2024. The EP is a standalone precursor to Cannon’s forthcoming full-length album, due out in the Fall of 2024.
Cannon further investigates a lifetime spent perfecting the art of self-deception in the EP’s anthem and title track, “Beggar,” which delves into the singer’s realization that she’s been selling herself short and decides that she must risk humiliation to try and rise above her station. “Oh, what the hell,” declared Cannon. “I was trying to convince myself I don’t want things so that I won’t look stupid or get hurt. So, I wrote a song about it, and now everybody knows. It’s all very meta that way.”
Flush with the storytelling and instrumentation characteristic of country music, “Beggar” blends various genres across a dreamy, slightly melancholy sonic landscape that feels timeless and contemporary. Caitlin Cannon’s expressive vocals, now embraced in a more raw and vulnerable style, are complemented by the undeniable talent of her studio band, featuring Lillie Mae Rische, Eddy Dunlap (Time Jumpers), Herschel Van Dyke (Elizabeth Cook), Noah Bellamy and producer Misa Arriaga, renowned for his work with Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson.
With cinematic soundscapes, nostalgic atmospheres, and words that are a testament to the enduring power of storytelling at their center, Cannon is evolving beyond the bronze status she once proudly declared in her critically lauded debut release, The TrashCannon Album.
According to Saving Country Music, Cannon’s “not a songwriter for the winners; she’s a songwriter for the broken, the downtrodden, the losers, the motherfuckers. She sings about real shit that most other songwriters don’t have the guts to broach. A crack pool player and a hilarious person on stage who could have a second career as a comedian, Caitlin Cannon is one of those country artists that slides so criminally under the radar; it angers the blood…”
In 2023, Cannon claimed victory at prestigious competitions such as The Songwriter’s Serenade in Texas, and a third-place finish in the Telluride Troubadour Contest in Colorado. She was also a finalist in the 2022 American Songwriter Song Contest with her song “Amarillo and Little Rock,” In collaboration with the 30A Songwriters Festival producers, she holds a residency at Walton Correctional Institution, crafting songs with inmates. Additionally, Cannon has stood alongside luminaries like George Ensle and Susan Gibson to impart her knowledge of the craft to war veterans.