Multi-award-winning country artist Kirsty Lee Akers has dropped the title track from her highly anticipated forthcoming album, “Under My Skin”, out through Social Family Records, with Akers taking the wheel and the producers chair for the first time, demonstrating her abilities as not only a singer and songwriter, but as a world-class musical triple threat.
The title track is the first lifted from “Under My Skin”. Written in Nashville by Akers with Phil Barton and Bruce Wallace, it tells the story of a relationship that starts out a little one-sided, a lust that may be love, a connection that wasn’t really expected or even wanted. It’s a girl meets boy story…what was unwanted in the beginning can often flip and before you know it, you find yourself infatuated and can’t get them out of your head. Essentially, they’ve gotten “under your skin”.
Out through independent label, Social Family Records, the exciting new album symbolizes Akers evolution as an artist, as her distinctive sound and ever-powerful lyrics embody some fresh musical influences. It incorporates lashings of pop and modern Americana stylings, all the time linking seamlessly back to her roots. True to her signature honesty and authenticity, the listener is taken on a vivid journey through family tribulations, love, loss and the tragedy of souls taken too soon.
“Under My Skin” Complete Track Listing:
Under My Skin
Change The World
House Full Of Flowers (Hannah’s Song)
It Was Always You
Heart Of Stone
The First Time
That Ring Don’t Fit My Hand
Available for now, “Under My Skin” is slated for release on Friday, July 27th, launching at Groundwater Country Music Festival on the Gold Coast. Anyone who pre-orders the album via the SFR Store (official store) before July 13th, receives a signed CD, stubby holder, and the chance to win a VIP Experience at the festival valued at $3000, as well as the new single instantly and a full digital download of the record on release day.
Music is and has been a massive part of Akers life, having performed in public since the age of 3 and recording her first EP at the age of 16, funded by money she’d made busking on the streets of Tamworth, which led her to study at and graduate from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2004 and 2005 and the Talent Development Project in 2006.
Akers is the only artist to take out the Telstra Road to Discovery, Toyota Star Maker AND a Golden Guitar in the space of two years (2006-2008). From there she went on to receive three Golden Guitar finalist spots in 2012 for her 2011 release, “Naked”. The following years saw a stint in Nashville, CMC #1 videos and CMC Award nominations, an ARIA Country chart-topper with “Burn Baby Burn” (ARIA #1 Australian Country Album), and a 2017 finalist nomination for Best Female Artist in the Golden Guitars, with her single, “Take Me Back”, coming in at #5 on the official country airplay chart in the first quarter of 2018, a perfect lead in to her new single and album, “Under My Skin”.