Karen-Lee Batten releases new single, “Drinkin’ Song”

Award-winning Canadian country artist, Karen-Lee Batten has recently released her new single, “Drinkin’ Song”. The single can be best described as an intoxicating blend of traditional country sass topped off with the musical equivalent of a lightning shot of moonshine.

Inspired by the ups and downs of a past relationship, it’s a sing-along anthem for when life’s curveballs call for a loud bar, a stiff drink, and a good laugh.

“Drinkin’ Song” was co-written by Batten with Jeff Johnson and Mitch Merrett – and co-produced by Merrett and Johnson.

Speaking about the single, Batten says,

“We wrote ‘Drinkin’ Song’ as a party tune to remind us that lettin’ loose is a must in order to take us away from what’s not working. We don’t always need a sad song to get us through the rough times. In country music, we like to think that the answer for everything is in a honkytonk bar – where you can raise your glass, sing along, and have a wicked time with your crew.”

For Batten – a former “Canadian Idol” finalist and 7-time BC Country Music Association Award Winner for Female Artist of the Year – “Drinkin’ Song” follows last year’s well-received single release, “Too Strong”, and comes after winning the 2020 BCCMA Award for Fans’ Choice. “Drinkin’ Song” is the second single from her planned EP, which will be released next fall.

The process of co-writing the majority of the songs on the EP has been a creatively rewarding experience of inspiration and reflection for Batten – with “Drinkin’ Song” being the latest example.

She says,

“While ‘Drinkin’ Song’ comes from a challenging time, the process of bringing it to life made me realize – and celebrate – just how far I’ve come. I hope people can listen to it and be grateful for turning their own hard times into good times.”

Check out “Drinkin’ Song” below, and stay up to date with Batten via her socials.

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