Carter Faith took the failed romance – and the episode from Yellowstone – as the inspiration for her latest single, Cowboys & Dreamers. However, when it came time to shoot the video for the song, she realized that she needed a more intimate interpretation.
The clip, unveiled on Friday, shows the 21-year-old country artist circling in an equestrian field and acrobatically squatting in a saloon bar. The end result, she says, is a dreary song of self-love.
“It’s a song about relationships, but also about two sides of people,” Faith told HuffPost. “You can be steady, or you can be alone in the clouds. We must love ourselves on both sides. Both are needed. This is what love is about. “
Watch the video “Cowboys & Dreamers” above.
“Cowboys and Dreamers” is the second single from Faith’s debut EP “Let There Be Love”, which was released in August. About a month before the EP’s release, Faith gave her first performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville – a venue favored by Dolly Parton and Sherrill Crow, among other stars – as part of the Whiskey Jam 10th Anniversary Concert.
The organizer of the evening, Ward Gunther, presented faith as “the future of Nashville for the next 10 years.” Her live set, as well as six new songs, received praise from artists such as Mickey Guyton and Charles Kelly, along with flamboyant reporting in People and American Songwriter, among other publications.
If Faith gets her way, she will return to Ryman “a million more times” and eventually play the Grand Ole Opry. She would also like to collaborate with Eric Church, a 10-time Grammy nominee. Before she can do that, however, the North Carolina native must complete her studies at Belmont University in Tennessee, where she is due to earn her bachelor’s degree next month.
Growing up in Davidson, North Carolina, Faith discovered her musical talent early on. As a child, her grandfather took her to kindergarten, who allowed her to climb into the front seat and choose which songs she would like to hear.
“It was the best part of my week: I remembered songs all day, and then I go and hum them,” she recalls. By the age of 16, she began to put her poetry into music, and after seeing some of Taylor Swift’s early performances on TV, she felt like she “had to pick up the guitar.”
By referring to Casey Musgraves and Fleetwood Mac as influencers, Faith is immediately aware of the difficulties involved in starting a music career during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she found some positives in the unexpected simple, namely the ability to focus on honing her songwriting skills.
“I am grateful that I came to my art at this time, because I have nothing to compare with,” she said. “I don’t remember going on tour and missing it. I find creativity in dark places, in difficult times and strong emotions, but I also love the aspect of escape from reality. So I was glad I was able to continue working. “