Angaleena Presley Shares New Song, ‘Grocery Store’ [LISTEN]
Angaleena Presley isn't holding anything back with her debut solo album, 'American Middle Class.' The songstress and former Pistol Annies member is giving fans a sneak peek of the disc with the song 'Grocery Store,' which she says is also a glimpse into her own life.
"I got the idea when I was pregnant," Presley tells Rolling Stone Country. "I found myself standing in line at the grocery store a lot. I've always been an observer. I've always felt that I was kind of hovering above every situation that I'm in, taking notes. But when you're in line at the grocery store, it's just this thing where, in this country anyway, you're just forced to stop. I think it's really neat that we all kind of have that in common. It's like this forced little moment of meditation that we all have in the middle of our hectic, crazy day."
The 38-year-old, who co-wrote the song with Lorri McKenna, comes by the observations in the song honestly. As a struggling single mother, Presley says she worked as a cashier -- and learned some valuable lessons in the process.
"It gave me the opportunity to meet all sorts of people from all walks of life, in every socioeconomic background you can imagine," she recalls. "I got so many song ideas from doing that. I feel like I learned a lot. And just standing on your feet all day, you learn to appreciate your time off."
The Kentucky native wrote five of the record's 12 tracks, but says she feels a personal connection to each of them.
“It’s like my autobiography — each of the songs is a chapter of my life. I’ve literally lived every minute of this record,” she maintains. “My mama ain’t none too happy about me spreading my business around, but I have to do it. It’s the experience of my life from birth to now.”