Sellers especially is a standout artist. A traditional minded country artist, Sellers is more blues or rock influenced than pop, a lovely change from the pop country littering country radio these days. "Losing Ground," the second song released off of her debut album New City Blues (produced by her stepfather and producer Frank Liddell to be released in January), has already acquired over 80,000 streams on Spotify, and was released in just November. Sellers’s debut single “Loveless Rolling Stone,” is a rock tinged country track which garnered praise from many media outlets. However, this song, "Losing Ground," is completely different from that track in production, but has lyrical similarities.
Written solely by Sellers, this song echos the hopelessness, but acceptance that "Loveless Rolling Stone" introduced, and builds on it, translating it to a haunting ballad. The chorus is the best example of Sellers's voice as a songwriter:
"Guess you can say I'm getting used to it.
One day I'm fine, the next I'm in a ditch.
But I'm not crazy,
I'm just losing ground."
The hauntingly beautiful country sound of this song evokes comparisons to Ashley Monroe, and Sellers’s own mother. But there's also a little more edge, like Kacey Musgraves, but also some rock and punk edge thrown in there, more easily heard in her debut single. But Sellers is not her mother, or any other artist. She has her own unique sound and songwriting style that is quite hard to find in country music right now, a sound that stands out. "Losing Ground' is no doubt one of the most powerful and moving tracks of the year, and Sellers's album will be sure to be filled with songs as amazing as the ones Sellers has released so far.
Overall rating: 5 crowns