Independent blues artist Katie Knipp debuted the video for her latest single this week.
Knipp, who has released five albums and is working on her sixth — some of which have even charted on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart — debuted the lyric video for her single ‘Chamomile and Cocaine‘ Tuesday. The song’s musical arrangement features an old school 12-bar blues sound complete with keyboards, sax and bluesy guitar.
The guitar line is comparable to works from the likes of B.B. King, Albert King and even Stevie Ray Vaughan. The simple, subtle drumming is akin to that of so many of the best blues drummers of past and present. Knipp’s own vocal delivery has hints of Janis Joplin alongside that of Hannah Williams (Hannah Williams and the Affirmations).
The song’s lyrical content has nothing to do with drugs, despite the drug reference in its title. Rather, it’s a proud, confident statement from Knipp about herself that could serve to inspire other women. Knipp sings right from the song’s outset, “I’m your chamomile and I’m your cocaine/I wear my hair like lingerie/I got a voice that’s thick like creme brulee/And I’m comin’ at ya.” She continues in the song’s second verse, “Been singing the blues/ Since the age of 13/No time for B.S./Ya’ know what I mean/I got one foot on the tambourine/I’m in the game/I’m here to play/I’m comin’ at ya.” There’s no ambiguity here as to the song’s lyrical theme. It’s just a sog presenting Knipp’s confidence in herself.
‘Chamomile and Cocaine’ is available to stream and download here.
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