Louise Parker is a modern country pop singer from Chelmsford in Essex. Her early career saw the release of two EPs – Robin Hood in 2013 and The Lemon Tree in 2016. The years since have seen a sea change in musical direction, ignited by a move to Nashville for several months. This added a country music influence into Louise’s sound.
Since the beginning of 2019, the singer songwriter has released several singles and her debut album, achieving chart success, including two number 1’s and more than five top tens on the iTunes Country Charts.
Louise has been lucky enough to play music at some incredible places. The Bluebird Café in Nashville is a venue she played twice while living in the US (made famous perhaps by the TV show ‘Nashville’ – a show that Louise also appeared in as an extra). September 2021 saw Louise not only perform but sell out her debut headline show at The Camden Chapel in London.
In September 2022, Louise released the single “Bring It On (Set Me Free)”
“Bring It On” is a fierce country song, with a dark emo twist. Written by Louise, and recorded and produced by Louise and Paul at Wave Break Studio, this song showcases Louise’s ability as a storyteller, taking you through three of the five stages of grief: anger, depression and acceptance.
The single follows on from her summer anthem, ‘Tequila Sunset’, two #1 singles released in 2021 and her debut album, ‘Living in Silver Linings’.
“They say an image speaks 1000 words and in this case I believe that to be true. The song was written when I was going through something really traumatic; it’s about accepting myself at my very lowest and realising I’m so much stronger than I know. Bring It On is a song that was written really quickly, by myself, during a time when everything was going on and all this stuff was being thrown at me and I needed to get these emotions out and let them go. My favourite lyric is the line in the chorus: ‘I put the low in lonely’. The 5 minute track has rain and thunderstorm sounds on it (because I’m so dramatic!) and features a guitar solo from Emily Aldrich.”
– Louise Parker
In November 2022, Louise released “Littel Bit Drnk”, the prequel to a good country drinking song. It’s the aftermath of trying to heal a broken heart with strong drinks, best friends and great music, in the midst of figuring out who you are alone and combating crippling loneliness at the end of the night.
“I was spectating at a friends gig and, as I wasn’t driving, decided to have a few drinks. This was one of my first outings since being recently single and my friends hadn’t seen me drink like that in years, earning me the nickname ‘Lairy Lou’. As soon as the alcohol hit my system and my inhibitions started to waiver, I found all I wanted to do was make that fatal mistake of a drunk dial. I’m lucky to be surrounded by so much love and support from my family and friends that I didn’t make the call, but I did write this song to encapsulate that moment.
The misspelling of the title is indicative of how much alcohol was consumed that evening!
So, this is my open drunk dial of all the things I wanted to say:
“Oh Henry, I’m a Littel Bit Drnk can you help me out?”