Fresh faced country artist Liddy Clark takes aim at a backstabbing “frenemy” in the new track “Friendly Fire,” premiering exclusively on Sounds Like Nashville today (August 29).
Aggressive and fiery but built on top of some genuinely wounded feelings, the hard-country anthem finds Liddy reacting to an unforgivable breach of trust. The track places Liddy’s assertive vocal alongside a saw-toothed fiddle courtesy of Jenee Fleenor — newly announced CMA Awards nominee for Musician of the Year and a member of Blake Shelton’s touring band — with Liddy deciding its time to get even. Now her former friend will feel the wrath of a woman scorned.
“This is the quickest song I have ever written, taking about 30 minutes to have all the sections written out,” she tells Sounds Like Nashville. “I wrote this directly after learning a really close friend had backstabbed me, thinking I would never find out. The song is about that feeling and how it wrecks not only your relationship with that person, but also your trust in other people.”
The 20-year-old Plano, Texas, born artist began playing guitar at age 12 and has since shared the stage with Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols and more, releasing a number of singles and the 2018 EP debut, Testing the Waters.
Earlier this year she offered up the bold “Shot Down (Stand Up),” a socially-conscious standout inspired by the Parkland School shooting on Valentines Day 2018 and its aftermath. Although she was born in Texas, Clark actually grew up in Parkland, and decided to work through her reaction to the tragedy in song.