Kassi Ashton is dishing out some serious sass in her new song “Violins.” Dedicated to several unfaithful exes, the Missouri native isn’t about to listen to their sob stories and take them back.
“We (myself, Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick) were sitting in Luke’s studio one morning. We got on the subject of my ex’s and how all of them had been unfaithful to me,” Kassi shared of the inspiration behind the song. “We were discussing the steps of getting over it and how they usually all come running back, whining, begging for a second chance. That’s when I rolled my eyes, raised two fingers to my ear and mimicked what my dad used to call ‘the world’s smallest violin’ to accompany their take-me-back tears.”
She continued, “I started joking, saying that for most, I didn’t even care to serenade their second chance efforts. I didn’t have time for that because I have better shit to do. It was Natalie’s idea to call it ‘Violins’ and Luke brought the funk. I just had to bring the attitude and experience.”
In the tune, Ashton shows off her don’t care attitude with lyrics like “I can’t hear the violins you’re playin’, there’s no symphony inside my head. I’ve got my own marching band, guess I lost my give a damn.”
The song is the latest from the edgy singer/songwriter. She’s previously released the ode to her hometown “California, Missouri” and the ear-catching song “Taxidermy.” Listen to “Violins” below.