Country newcomer Kylie Trout released a new single "Extra" off her upcoming EP. The steady groove tune is filled with cross-genre storytelling about sailing ships on failed relationships and what dating within the younger generation really looks like. Written by Trout (after multiple rewrites with the help of Jason Hamar and Mark Addison Chandler, “Extra” is an R&B-meets-country track based on one of Trout’s former relationships, telling a story that is relatable, honest and fun - everything a good country song should be. The song is now available via all digital retailers (here).
This 17-year-old talent brings forth a lively song that takes a modern twist on classic country storytelling. Inspired by the aftermath of a breakup and an ex who made a habit of “going the extra mile.” Trout sings of the unraveling of events after the breakup as her ex further proved his "extra" status by continuing to air past grievances as she continued to process and move on. When discussing the upcoming release, said, "I love the vibe of this song, It's kind of different for me, but at the same time, I feel like it goes with my previous songs. I feel like it's a good mix."
As a senior in high school, Trout has a bright future on the horizon. “Everybody that I meet always tells me 'you're not 17, you're an old soul," she says, "And I love that!" After experiencing abuse from her biological mother at a young age, she lived with her single dad and grandparents in southern California for the first eight years of her life. Trout turned to music to help convey her feelings and process emotion. The singer-songwriter describes her journey to music as her “saving grace,” saying, “Growing up without my mom, it still gets to me to this day. But that really led me to music... I feel like I had to mature very quickly when I was little because there was a lot of things going on that other kids might not understand with my mom."
Throughout her childhood, Trout continued to discover her love of music. After having a bout of stage fright during a vocal lesson that led to tears and running out of the room upon her turn to sing, Trout's loved ones were shocked when this same shy girl commanded the stage at her fourth-grade talent show singing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." "I just didn't want to get off the stage," Trout remembers of the moment that confirmed her love for performing.
From writing about her mother, to writing light-hearted, relatable songs like “Extra,” versatility is truly Trout’s strong suit. "I think all of my songs hold a different story," she narrates. "I want to mix everything around and tell completely different stories.”
As Trout's platform continues to rise, the budding songstress hopes to achieve her ultimate goal - to offer fans "three minutes of happiness," sharing the life lessons instilled in her through her music. With the release of her new song, “Extra,” this is a guarantee. “Things happen in life, and we may not like them, and bad things happen to good people, but at the end of the day, there's a reason for everything, and I like to convey that in my songs. I hope that gets across to people who listen to the music."
To learn more about Trout, follow her journey on social media or visit https://www.kylietrout.com/.