Mitchell Kersley Releases New Charity Single
Upcoming British Country artist Mitchell Kersley has released his brand new single ‘I Only Cry When I’m Drinking’ and all proceeds will be donated to “Mind” charity!
‘I Only Cry When I’m Drinking’ is a raw reflection of a man whose fierce masculinity prevents him from revealing any real emotion, unless exposed to copious amounts of alcohol. The song comments on the effects of toxic-masculinity in today’s society and how it is difficult for some men to open up about their feelings. This is expressed in the chorus line:
“When I drink too much whiskey, it all starts to hit me. Like a damaged vessel I start sinking, I only cry when I’m drinking.”
The track echoes a classic country sound, yet still has a distinguished modern feel with a vocal that narrates the internal battles of a young man. Brushes slapping upon a snare drive the song, accompanied by an acoustic guitar. It’s honest; Kersley exposes his softer side, touching a subject matter rarely explored by country music.
Cast aside what you thought you knew about Country/Americana music and find yourself contentedly adrift upon a transatlantic twist on a classic American sound. Mitchell Kersley is an Alt-Country artist from the UK, who through his music, provides a modern take on traditional storytelling. He was born and raised in the British countryside and was exposed to variety of genres of music. However, as he got older, his musical taste began to gravitate predominantly to one genre in particular: Country.
He became profoundly inspired by the likes of Brad Paisley, George Strait, Chris Stapleton and Garth Brooks. A trip to music city in 2019 for the CMA Fest certainly cemented his deep passion for this timeless music and lit the fuse for the creation of his first EP: Dusk.