It’s been about two and a half years since I last checked in with Chelsey, and her music career. She had recently made the move to Nashville, and was immersed in songwriting. Fast foward, and I find Chelsey’s “not in Kansas anymore”- musically speaking. The folksy, traditional country girl has transformed her bathroom to look like a dive bar bathroom(see her Tik-Tok), and is diving into a sound she describes as, “if country and rock had a one-night stand.” That definitley describes what Chelsey has been working on.
Is the wailing guitar that opens “I Can’t Be Trusted,” a cry for help? In Chelsey’s new song, she questions her decision- making when in comes to men. “The ones that I want are broken and busted, I can’t be trusted,” warns Carter. But she knows she’ll be back for more, because these bad choices fuel her fire. Clearly, the Sherborn, MA girl is finding her stride in Nashville, soaking up all the sources that surround her. I said before that this singer/songwriter is the real deal, and her songwriting is insightful. Now so, more than ever, Chelsey is connecting through her music, making her message heard. With “I Can’t Be Trusted,” she certainly can be trusted to empower with this catchy and relatable “somebody done somebody wrong song.”