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New Jersey born singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins has released a new song called “A Little Crazy,” a song from the soundtrack of the Showtime TV series Roadies. Atkins opened up, commenting on her inspiration behind the track.
“Chris Isaak and I wrote ‘A Little Crazy’ in a day,” Atkins said. “The idea was to channel Roy Orbison, and that desperate feeling you have when bad love becomes obsession.”
She is currently working on a fourth studio album, but no major details have been released yet. This album will be following her 2013 album Slow Phaser. Her previous works are highly acclaimed, being applauded in several major publications.
NPR said Atkins had, “A voice that could melt the heart of a devil… When Nicole Atkins sings, she sounds like Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all rolled into one voice,” while Rolling Stone said she had, “… a soaring, dramatically powerful voice.”
Atkins will perform “A Little Crazy” on the season finale of Roadies which will air on Aug. 28. The singer and actress explained how she got to be on the Showtime series, and mentioned the intense emotions the experience gave her.
“A couple years ago Cameron Crowe asked me to audition for a role on the show which I did via Skype while on tour. I didn’t get the part, but he said that he was gonna figure out some way I could be on the show. The show began airing and I never got a call so I figured it wasn’t gonna happen. But a couple months ago I played a show in Atlanta and when i was leaving I saw a Roadies poster on the wall and tweeted Cameron, saying, “Your show is sponsoring mine tonight.” He immediately wrote back and asked if I could be in L.A. the next week to perform on the finale episode. A week later, my guitarist friend Scott Metzger and I flew to LA. I had the flu and no voice, but when it came time to shoot, the energy on set was so incredible my voice came back! It was one of the most surreal and fun experiences of my life. We shot the final scene of the whole season and Cameron said, ‘It’s as if this whole experience has been leading up to this final moment with you.’”
Make sure to catch Atkins premiere her song on Roadies, and be on the lookout for more details in regards to her album. Listen to her new song “A Little Crazy” below. Click here to watch Atkins perform popular song “War Torn” on David Letterman.