Tyler Farr aims to empower those who feel powerless in the new single, “Cover Girl,” speaking out against domestic violence.
Harnessing the gentle side of his growling country vocal, the gritty hit maker delivers a tender message in support of those in abusive relationships. Farr co-wrote “Cover Girl” with Blake Bollinger and Ben Stennis, and although it had humble beginnings, he now says it morphed into something of an emotional heavyweight.
All about finding the strength to stand up — especially when you feel trapped — the ballad says loud and clear that victims of domestic violence are not alone. And they should never be ashamed of asking for help. Meanwhile, a black-and-white video captures the stark reality.
“I wrote down the title ‘Cover Girl’ about five years ago when I was in the Atlanta airport reading a magazine and saw an advertisement. Didn’t think anything of it, simply thought it was a cool idea for a song,” Farr explains. “Me and a couple of buddies (Ben Stennis & Blake Bollinger) were writing in my garage on this particular day and started playing around with ideas that might fit that title. Once we got going the lyrics just came pouring out and we ended up with something bigger than expected. Unfortunately, this happens to a lot of people or folks may know someone in this situation and not everyone knows how to talk about it. That’s what I hope this song does – helps someone through whatever it is they are going through. Not all scars are physical ones and we don’t always know what’s happening in someone else’s life. Maybe this song can be of some comfort and help.”
Tyler Farr broke out in 2013 with “Redneck Crazy” and “Whiskey In My Water,” plus 2014’s “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” He’s currently working on his comeback album produced by good friend and country superstar, Jason Aldean.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free, confidential support 24/7/365. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), DHOH 1-800-787-3224 (TTY), or chat online at TheHotline.org.