Stacie Hestand – Raised Rowdy Contributor
Outlaw country/Americana firebrand Margo Price is known for throwing up musical (and literal) middle fingers to anyone who’s trying to tell her what she should do or be. As she made clear with her 2017 album All American Made, the status quo regarding sexism, politics, and inequality is a pot that needs to be stirred, and Price – with her elegant vocals and wry sense of humor – is first in line with a spoon.
In classic Margo Price fashion, her most recent release does just that. Produced by Price, Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, “Stone Me” stands as a take-no-bull anthem for women who know exactly who they are and what they’re about. Her signature soft, stop-you-in-your tracks voice plays off the strong stance of the lyrics: “But I won’t be ashamed of what I am/for your judgment day I don’t give a damn.” Over the course of the song, the tempo drives on as piano swirls through Price’s unapologetically catchy “you don’t know me/you don’t own me/ yeah that’s no way/to stone me”.
Written with her husband Jeremy Ivey, who also played guitar on the track, “Stone Me” is out on Loma Vista Recordings. With messages for both critics and comparators, the single’s triumphant overtone perfectly captures the essence of Price as a singer, songwriter, and overall badass. Give it a listen below, and check out Price’s Facebook, Instagram, and website for news and tour dates.