several years of fame with the talented band Trick Pony,
Heidi Newfield decided to go out on her own and create music
as a solo artist. “I wanted to be able to branch out. I
wanted to depart from that simply because I felt that I
could do more,” she said.
What Am I Waiting For
includes ten songs that make up an eclectic
mix of country tunes that will not leave Newfield’s old or
new fans disappointed.
She wrote “What Am I Waiting For” with
Jeffrey Steele and her former bandmates, Ira Dean and Keith
Burns. This song means a lot to Newfield, so she decided to
make it the title track of her debut solo album. This song
“came out even better than I had imagined and what's really
amazing about it for me, was that I was spilling out my
feelings about where I was with Trick Pony at the time,” she
said. “I think a good song should be one that speaks to
people's hearts. This song does that.”
Newfield co-wrote her first single off the
album, “Johnny and June,” with Stephony Smith and Deanna
Bryan, although they did not write the song until the album
was already more than halfway finished. Co-writer Smith also
had a part in Emily West’s “Mississippi’s Cryin’,” and
Deanna Bryan has written songs that have been recorded by
several artists including Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Faith
Hill, Terri Clark, Blake Shelton and Deana Carter.
Two heartbreakers on the album, “When Tears
Fall Down” and “Love Her and Lose Me” will be favorites
among the fans. “Love Her and Lose Me” is an extremely deep
song about, well, exactly what it says in the title.
she's everything you need and dream about
Don't let what we had hit you on your easy way out
When you lay down with her tonight
We'll see who loses sleep
What's it like to love her
And to lose me”
“Cry Cry” will
be a familiar tune for some, while two more slow songs,
“Wreck You” and “All I Wanna Do,” will touch listeners
through both their lyrics and melodies.
“Knocked Up” is
the one Newfield says she generally uses to finish her
shows. She admits that her grandmother isn’t a big fan of
the song, but Newfield finds it to be quite entertaining.
It is obvious
that Newfield put a lot of heart and soul into her latest
project, What Am I Waiting For, so I know that Trick
Pony fans will definitely enjoy her debut solo album and
that seeing her on her own, was worth the wait.