With the release of her debut single “(You Had Me At) Double Wide,” Hickory, North Carolina native Krystal King is making quite the first impression.
Co-written by King and Laura Rabell, “Double Wide” is drawn from King’s experience of unknowingly moving in to an HOA, and needed to “get her redneck out.” Naturally, the song delivers a few laughs, especially thanks to the believability in King’s vocal throughout the song.
The song is driven by an acoustic sound, with overlaying electric guitars that harken back to the traditional country sound of the 60s and 70s. The acoustic vibe of the track allows King to put her vocal on display, and she takes full advantage, especially throughout the chorus and the bridge of the song.
In an era of mainstream country music that is fairly dry in the humor department, King delivers the innocently humorous track from a real-life perspective. She’s not poking fun; she’s laughing with the song, not at it, as many components of the song stem from a real place. That realness allows the song to shine even deeper, and, matched with the humor element, is something that King has said will be seen again on her soon-to-be-released EP.
“(You At Me At) Double Wide” is a good starting point for King. With refreshing humor, a down home vocal/lyric and traditional instrumentation, King is believable, and she sells the song very well, which is all you can ask for in an artist. Be on the lookout for a new single early next year and her full EP mid-late 2020!