Brandy Clark Performs ‘Stripes,’ ‘Crazy Women’ on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ [WATCH]
Brandy Clark recently took the stage at NBC's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' to perform her songs 'Crazy Women' and 'Stripes.'
Clark penned 'Stripes' with Shane McAnally and Matt Jenkins, and the two men were happy to hand it over to her to record.
"Women can paint with a few more colors in this business," Clark tells Rolling Stone Country. "A guy could never sing a song like 'Stripes.' A guy could never even joke about killing his wife! Miranda [Lambert] can sing about getting pissed off and blowing things up, but a guy could never do that."
The song uses humor to tell the story of a woman who keeps from giving in to her desire to kill her cheating husband so that she can stay fashionable, but the trio of writers penned the tune while doing a little law breaking of their own.
“We jumped over a locked fence at someone's vacation home and sat on this deck overlooking the water," Clark says. "We were nervous about getting caught, but I said, 'Look, the worst thing that could happen is that we'd be wearing orange jumpsuits.' Then Shane says, 'I've always wanted to write a song called 'Orange' about a woman who wants to kill her husband for cheating on her, but she doesn't look good in orange. But nothing rhymes with orange!' So I said, 'Yeah, but everything rhymes with stripes!'"
Clark also performed her song 'Crazy Women,' which has also been cut by LeAnn Rimes, on the show.
Clark is up for two trophies at the upcoming 2015 Grammy Awards. She is the only country artist nominated in the all-genre Best New Artist category, and her album '12 Stories' is also up for Best Country Album.
“I am almost speechless. This just doesn’t seem real,” Clark says of the nominations. “I could never have imagined the journey my team and I have been on since ’12 Stories’ was released last year. I have received such support from the fans, the critics, the industry and my fellow artists and songwriters. I am beyond thankful to be included in this category with my fellow nominees."